Ynez Name Meaning & Origin
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Derived from the Greek Hagnē, 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 the Roman emperor Diocletian
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Ynez is an older spelling of the Spanish name Ines, which is a cognate to Agnes. The name of St. Agnes, as Santa Ynez, was used first on a California mission and then on a valley in northern Santa Barbara County in California. The Santa Ynez Valley was made famous when it and its vineyards became the setting for the movie Sideways.
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