"good woman"

Agatha Origin and Meaning

The name Agatha is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "good woman".

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.

Agatha also boasts the cute nickname Aggie. The French version, Agathe, is tres chic there.

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Agatha Popularity

Famous People Named Agatha

  • Saint Agatha of Sicily
  • Agatha of Normandydaughter of William the Conqueror
  • Agathawife of Edward the Exile of England
  • AgathaBulgarian Empress, second wife of Emperor Samuil
  • Agatha Mary Clarissa ChristieEnglish mystery novelist
  • Agatha Ruiz De La PradaSpanish fashion designer
  • Agatha Barbarafirst woman president of Malta
  • Agatha K. SangmaIndian MP
  • Agatha of Lorrainewife of Renaud III, Count of Burgundy
  • Agatha (born Agathe Charlotte Pauline Marie)Princess of Hohenlohe,Schillingsfürst

Agatha in Pop Culture

  • Agatha Trunchbullcharacter in Roald Dahl's "Matilda"
  • Agatha De Laceyin Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"
  • Agatha Mikhailovnain Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina"
  • Agathacharacter in "The Soul of a Bishop" by H.G. Wells
  • Splendora Agatha "Aggie" Cromwellin "Halloweentown" films
  • Agatha Pittcharacter in American Girl Samantha series; twin of sister Agnes
  • Agatha HeterodyneGirl Genius, comic series
  • Agatha Raisincharacter in a series by Marion Chesney
  • Agathacharacter in movie "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
  • Agathagym leader in Pokemon video games
  • Agatha Harknesswitch in Marvel Comics
  • Aunt Agatha Gregsonin novels by P. G. Wodehouse
  • Agathacharacter in manga "Claymore"
  • Agatha Livelyprecognitive in "Minority Report"
  • Agathafrom the School for Good and Evil book series
  • Agatha Wellbelovein Rainbow Rowell's "Carry On"
  • Agithathe "Bug Princess" in "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess"
  • Agatha PoldarkRoss Poldark's great,aunt in Poldark
  • Agatka ("Agatha" in the English subtitles)character in webseries "Kraina Grzybów"