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What does Agatha mean?

Agatha /aga-tha/ as a girls' name is pronounced AG-a-thah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Agatha is "good, honorable".

Latin form of the Greek name Agathe, from the feminine form of "agathos". Saint Agatha (third century) was a Christian who refused to marry a Roman consul, and was eventually martyred. She is the patron saint of bell ringers. The name was revived in the 19th century, but has faded again since. Writer Agatha Christie.


Agatha has 25 variants: Aagje, Ag, Agace, Agacia, Agafia, Agafiya, Agafon, Agapet, Agapit, Agata, Agathe, Agathi, Agatta, Agetha, Aggi, Aggie, Aggy, Aggye, Agi, Agie, Agota, Agotha, Agueda, Agy and Agye.

Affiliated girl name: Agate.

Agatha has 1 masculine form: Agathias.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Agathy, Aquitha, ..

(male) Agaara, Agaath, ..

How popular is Agatha?

Agatha is a very popular first name for women (#1130 out of 4276, Top 26%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Agatha for girls. Agatha reached its peak rank of #401 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not ranked currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Agatha name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Agatha outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of the girl name Agatha and corresponding names. The only other popular varying form of Agatha listed in the Top 2000 is Aggie. These relations of Agatha were at the height of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (average #693), but now, the version Agatha has fallen out of fashion.

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

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

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Recommended names are Acadia, Adamma, Adanna, Aeesha, Agape, Agapi, Agave, Agneta, Agot, Agote, Agoti, Akasha, Alah, Alaina, Alaisa, Alanna, Alathea, Alathia, Alawna, Aletha, Alethea, Alethia, Alithea, Alithia, Alitia, Allta, Alpha, Alta, Altha, Amaia, Amana, Amanda, Amantha, Amarra, Amata, Amisha, Amita, Anaca, Anaka, Anat, Anath, Anatola, Anisha, Anthe, Anthia, Antia, Ardath, Areta, Aretha, Arletha, Artha, Asta, Atha, Ayala, Birtha, Caltha, Casha, Catha, Chanha, Cintha, Cyntha, Dayha, Diantha, Dortha, Ertha, Gytha, Katha, Leitha, Matha, Mirtha, Oletha, Radha, Reatha, Sarha and Xantha. These names tend to be less commonly used than Agatha.