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What does Agate mean?

Agate Pronunciation of 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


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, Agye

(female) Anate, ..

(male) Agati, ..

Agate Maryann (A.M.), ..

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?

Popular alternative forms of Agate (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Agatha (#1925 IN 2018) and Aggie. Other variants, like Agacia, are seldom used. These forms of Agate were favored a century ago (USAGE OF 0.03%) and have become significantly less widespread since (USAGE 0.01%, 77% LESS), with the form Agatha becoming less in vogue. (2018 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 sound-alike names are Abame, Adare, Agace, Agafi, Agape, Agapet, Agapi, Agappe, Agata, Agathe, Agathi, Agatta, Agave, Aggie, Aggye, Agie, Agnie, Agota, Agoti, Agye, Alane, Amata, Anat, Anath, Arete, Asante, Beate, Cate, Kate and Tate. These names tend to be more frequently used than Agate.