Gender: Female Pronunciation: ee-NEZ Meaning of Inez: "pure, virginal" Origin of Inez: Spanish variation of Agnes

Inez Origin and Meaning

The name Inez is a girl's name of Portuguese origin meaning "pure, virginal".

Also spelled Ines, this name of the prudish mother of Don Juan in the Byron poem has a touch of mystery, but has also been fully integrated into the American name pool.

Inez Milholland and Inez Hayes Irwin were both important figures in the American suffragist movement. And Inez was the name of the character played by Rachel McAdams in Midnight in Paris.

Other spellings variations of Inez: Ines, Ynes and Ynez. A Russian version is Inessa.

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alextheindigo Says:


Extremely popular in Latin America right now but not as common amongst white folks.

ElizabethVaughn Says:


I love this name! Very spunky and unusual, without being completely unfamiliar.

ThistleThorn Says:


Could be a cute middle name, it sounds a little short or just lacking that "nameish" quality?