- Saint,a.d. 292?–304?, Roman Catholic child martyr.
- a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “chaste.”
Examples from the Web for agnes
And Sherriff and baby Agnes had passed the 21 days incubation period, proving they had not contracted Ebola.The Life of a Liberian Child with Ebola
November 5, 2014
Sister Agnes Mueller, 62, was a theologian and a nurse—both practical skills in the field.Caught: Female Assassin Who Allegedly Murdered Five American Nuns
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 22, 2014
Cases in point: girl starbabies named Autumn James, Gracie James, Mary James, Poppy James, Agnes Charles and Lucy Thomas.Hot Baby Names for 2014
Linda Rosenkrantz & Pamela Redmond Satran
December 6, 2013
First, though, during the months that her case was under appeal, Agnes awaited execution in the home of a farmer and his family.This Week’s Hot Reads: September 9, 2013
September 9, 2013
The Daily Pic: In 1982, Agnes Denes cultivated wheat in Battery Park.Nebraska Meets Lower Manhattan
June 25, 2013
My cousin, Miss Agnes Lynch, must be very careful as to her associates.
She says they're vulgar for an innocent country girl like her cousin, Agnes Lynch.
Agnes was thus covered from her neck to her ankles with a stream of golden hair.
Could it be that Agnes, her guardian angel, was angry in the knowledge that she was happy?
Where in the world had she ever found so ridiculous an idea as to think that Agnes would be angry with her!
- Saint. ?292–?304 ad, Christian child martyr under Diocletian. Feast day: Jan 21
Word Origin and History for agnes
fem. proper name, mid-12c., from Old French Agnes, from Greek Hagne "pure, chaste," from fem. of hagnos "holy," from PIE *yag- "to worship, reverence" (see hagiology). St. Agnes, martyred 303 C.E., is patron saint of young girls, hence the folk connection of St. Agnes' Eve (Jan. 20-21) with love divinations. In Middle English, frequently phonetically as Annis, Annys. In U.S., among the top 50 names for girls born between 1887 and 1919.