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What does Agate mean?

Agate Pronunciation of Agate [agate] as a girls' name is of Old French origin. The agate is a semiprecious gemstone which was once believed to have numerous magical and curative powers. Also a variant of Agatha.

Associated with: semiprecious (precious), magical, powers.


23 alternative forms via Agatha: Aagje, Ag, Agace, Agacia, Agafia, Agafon, Agapet, Agapit, Agata, Agathe, Agathi, Agatta, Agetha, Aggi, Aggie, Aggy, Aggye, Agi, Agie, Agota, Agotha, Agy and Agye.

Creative forms:
(female) Anate, Avate, ..

(male) Agaadi, Agati, ..

Middle name pairings:
Agate Yael (A.Y.), ..

How popular is Agate?

Agate is a rare first name for females but a very popular last name for all people (#43875 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Agate (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Agatha and Aggie. Other variants, like Agacia, are seldom used. These forms of Agate were favored a century ago (usage of 0.02%), but now, the form Agatha has become less in vogue. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Agatha, Aggie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Agate and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Agate is alike in pronunciation to Agot and Agote. Other recommended names are Abame, Adare, Agafi, Agape, Agapi, Agappe, Agave, Agnie, Agoti, Alane, Amata, Anat, Anath, Arete, Asante, Beate, Cate, Kate and Tate. These names tend to be more frequently used than Agate.

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