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

The name Agatha is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "good woman". Agatha and is often added to lists like Old Lady Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose: Alphabetical".

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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.

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Famous People Named Agatha

Saint Agatha of Sicily
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 Mary Clarissa Christie, English mystery novelist
Agatha Ruiz De La Prada, Spanish fashion designer
Agatha Barbara, first woman president of Malta
Agatha K. Sangma, Indian MP
Agatha of Lorraine, wife of Renaud III, Count of Burgundy
Agatha, Princess of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst

Pop Culture References for the name Agatha

Agatha Trunchbull, character in Roald Dahl's "Matilda"
Agatha De Lacey, in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"
Agatha Mikhailovna, in Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina"
Agatha, character in "The Soul of a Bishop" by H.G. Wells
Splendora Agatha Cromwell, in "Halloweentown" films
Agatha Pitt, character in American Girl Samantha series
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, in novels by P. G. Wodehouse
Agatha, character in manga "Claymore"
Agatha Lively, precognitive in "Minority Report"
Agatha, from the School for Good and Evil book series
Agatha Wellbelove, in Rainbow Rowell's "Carry On"
Agitha, the "Bug Princess" in "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess"
Agatha Poldark, Ross Poldark's great-aunt in Poldark
Agatka ("Agatha" in the English subtitles), character in webseries "Kraina Grzybów"

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

Agatha's International Variations

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