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Baby Name Agnes

Meaning of Agnes - What does the name Agnes means?
Gender: Girl Name
Origin: Scandinavian
Name Meaning: Derived from the Greek Hagne, which is from hagnos (chaste, pure, sacred). The name was borne by a thirteen-year-old Roman martyred for her Christian beliefs during the reign of Diocletian. Her fame in the Middle Ages helped bring about the additional meaning of "holy" to the name
Origins: View this name in other origins - English, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Scandinavian, Scottish, Welsh
More Info:Cognate: Agnethe (Scandinavian); Agneta (Swedish).
Shortened forms: Neta (Swedish).
Pet forms: Agna (Swedish)
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