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Meaning of Agatha

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The name Agatha has the following meaning:

One who is virtuous, good and benevolent. This name is the Latinized form of the Greek name "Agathe", which in turn is derived from the Greek name "Agathos" which means "good". Saint Agatha, the 3rd-century patron saint of bell-founders comes to mind. Popularized by the famous detective-story writer Agatha Cristie (Murder on the Orient Express, etc)
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Agatha is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Agatha in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Agatha is pronounced as ag-uh-thah


Agatha originates from the Greek language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Agatha and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Agatha: Boys - Ambrose, Basil, Cyril, Girls - Charis, Charissa, Cleta, Daphne, Eulalia, Exie, Lexus, Mallie, Melanie, Melina, Melody, Narella, Niobe, Salina, Both genders - Barbara, Lois, Margaret


Popular Variants for the name Agatha: Aga (Polish), Agace, Agacia, Agafia (Russian), Agasha (Russian), Agata (Scandinavian), Agatah, Agathe (French), Agathi (Greek), Agatka (Polish), Agatta, Agetha, Aggi, Aggie (English), Aggy, Aggye, Agi (Hungarian), Agie (English), Agota (Hungarian), Agotha (Hungarian), Agueda, Agye, Atka (Polish), Ganya (Russian), Gasha (Russian), Gashka (Russian)


Common nicknames for the name Agatha are: Aggie


We think the name Agatha should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Agatha to be: A smart lady with great deductive skills

In one word, you might describe Agatha as a(n) "brilliant" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Agatha (or its variants) are:

Agatha Barbara, born on 11 March , a famous politician. Agatha Barbara's background: The first and only female President of the Republic of Malta.

Agatha Christie, born on 15 September, a famous writer. Agatha Christie's background: An English crime writer of novels, short stories and plays who wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but is best remembered for her 80 detective novels and her successful West End theatre plays
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