Meaning and Name Origin
Agatha \a-ga-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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Agate.
Agatha has 1 masculine form: Agathias.
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. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Agatha for girls. Agatha reached its peak rank of #383 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Agatha and corresponding names. The only other popular varying form of Agatha is Aggie. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 and have become much less popular since, with the version Agatha becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)