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What does Agatha mean?

Agatha Pronunciation of Agatha 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, good, roman, 19th century


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, Agye





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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)

Agatha reached its peak rank of #401 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, and is presently at #1925. (2018 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.

Which version is better?

The only other popular varying form of Agatha (#1925 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) 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) and have become much less common since, with the version Agatha falling 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.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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.

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