Agni or Agne is a female Greek Name, quite common in the past.
Agni comes from the greek adjective αγνός (agnos), which means pure, clean, chaste, unspoilt.
Agni is the feminine gender of the adjective and is used as name only in this form, while the male form is only used as an adjective.
Sound of Agni: A –gnee’
Nameday of Agni: Agni celebrates its name day on January 21st each year
Male form of Agni: N/A
Saint Agni was born in Rome in 290AD in a rich family. She was follower of the Christian Religion from the beginning, and set as life goal to educate people about the new religion.
She was turned in to the officials who ordered her to deny her faith; Agni refused and she was placed in a prostitution house in Rome.
The story says that Agni was praying and caused a serious earthquake, therefore the other women decided to send her away, fearing for their lives.
The officer of Rome then threw Agni to fire and, thus, she died in 305 AD. Once the fire was put out, some of the Christians took the remains of her body and buried them with all necessary honors.
The Church celebrates the name of Agni since then, while in Rome, there is the famous Church Sant’ Agnese fuori le mura, dedicated to Agni.
Nicknames deriving from the name Agni
There are few nicknames deriving from the name Agni, and these are: Agnoula, Ani, Nena, Anetta. The name Agni is used in many countries in Europe and the US, although in its Latin Version, Agnes.
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of the name Agni
Agni is an unspoilt woman, with strong will and solid character. She can do everything for the people she loves, while she is very enduring and persisting person.