Italian, Portuguese, Slovene and Croatian variation of Agnes
"pure, virginal"

Ines Origin and Meaning

The name Ines is girl's name of Portuguese origin meaning "pure, virginal".
This form of Agnes, Ines has always been popular since the true story of the thwarted lovers Queen Ines of Castro and King Peter of Portugal. This has to be one of the most heartbreaking and bloody true romances in history!

Prince Peter fell in love with the beautiful and lovely Ines, but their relationship was forbidden by his father King Afonso. Peter (who had been married) became a widow and planned to marry Ines, but this too was disallowed. When Peter followed her into exile, Afonso ordered Ines to be murdered in front of her own child. Distraught, Peter hunted her murderers down and ripped the hearts out of their bodies, claiming they did not have any hearts. When he later came to the throne, Peter made Ines his queen, exhumed her body and made the court vow allegiance to her.

Ines recently achieved new prominence in the US as the name of the second daughter of actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.

Inez is the Spanish spelling.

Ines Popularity

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Famous People Named Ines

  • Ines de Castroposthumous Queen consort of Peter I of Portugal
  • Inés María Mendoza1st First Lady of Puerto Rico; wife of Governor Luis Muñoz
  • Ines SastreSpanish model & actress
  • Inés SuárezSpanish female conquistador
  • Ines De La FressangeFrench model and fashion designer
  • Ines TorelliSwiss comedienne
  • Ines PapertGerman mountain climber
  • Inese GalanteLatvian operatic soprano
  • Inés AyalaSpanish MEP
  • Inés Ferrer SuárezSpanish tennis player
  • Ines PutriMiss Indonesia 2012
  • Inés EfronArgentine actress
  • Ines PellegriniEritrean,Italian actress
  • Inés PalomboArgentine actress
  • Inés GaviriaColombian singer
  • (María) Inés RiveroArgentine model
  • EdaInes Etti, Estonian pop singer
  • María Inés GuerraMexican TV host and singer
  • Juana Ines de la CruzMexican writer
  • Ines Granger (b. 2002)daughter of Australian chef Bill Granger
  • Ines Sophia Niarchos (b. 1995)daughter of Daphne Guinness and Spyros Niarchos
  • Inès Philippine Alexia Krusbæk (b. 2011)great,great,great,granddaughter of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg
  • Ines Cudna (b. 1984) Polish adult modelcolleague of fellow Polish model Ewa Sonnet

Ines in Pop Culture

  • Ines Serranocharacter in Jean,Paul Sartre's "No Exit"
  • Inescharacter in a Byron poem
  • InesSofia Vergara's character in the movie "Chef" (2014)
  • "Ines of My Soul" novel by Isabel Allende about Ines Suarez