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Gender: F Meaning of Agatha: "good woman" Origin of Agatha: Greek

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Agatha until recently summoned up visions of martyred saints, mauve silk dresses, and high lace collars, but now that some dauntless excavators have begun to resurrect it, we're sure more will follow their lead. Actor Thomas Gibson used it for his daughter in 2004.

Popular in the middle ages, Agatha was brought to England at the time of the Norman Conquest by a daughter of William the Conquerer. Agatha is the name of the patron saint of firefighters and nurses, and in more modern times has been closely tied to the period mysteries of Agatha Christie. P.G. Wodehouse created the vivid character of Bertie Wooster's daunting Aunt Agatha.

Also boasts the cute nickname Aggie.

Famous People Named Agatha

Saint Agatha of Sicily
Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, English mystery novelist
Agatha Ruiz De La Prada, Spanish fashion designer
Agatha of Normandy, daughter of William the Conqueror
Agatha, wife of Edward the Exile of England
Agatha, Bulgarian Empress, second wife of Emperor Samuil
Agatha Barbara, first woman president of Malta
Agatha K. Sangma, Indian MP
Agatha of Lorraine, wife of Renaud III, Count of Burgundy


Pop Culture References for the Name Agatha

Agatha Trunchbull, character in Roald Dahl's "Matilda"
Agatha De Lacey, minor character in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"
Agatha Mikhailovna, character in Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina"
Agatha, Lady Sunderbund, character in "The Soul of a Bishop" by H.G. Wells
Splendora Agatha Cromwell, character in "Halloweentown" films
Agatha Pitt, character in American Girl Samantha series, twin sister of Agnes Pitt
Agatha Heterodyne, Girl Genius, comic series
Agatha Raisin, character in a series by Marion Chesney
Agatha, character in movie "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Agatha, gym leader in Pokemon video games
Agatha Harkness, witch in Marvel Comics
Aunt Agatha Gregson, character in novels by P. G. Wodehouse
Agatha, character in manga "Claymore"

Ag, Agace, Agacia, Agatah, Agathi, Agatta, Agetha, Aggi, Aggie, Aggy, Aggye, Agie, Agy, Agye

Agatha's International Variations

Agathe (Greek) Agota, Agi, Agotha (Hungarian) Atka (Polish) Agueda (Portuguese) Ganya, Gashka, Gasha, Agasha, Agafia (Russian) Agata (Scandinavian) Agatá (Slavic)