Agatha Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Agatha:
Derived from the Greek Agathē, which is from agathos (good, kind). The name was popularized by the fame of a 3rd-century saint and martyr.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Pronounced: AG-ə-thə or ə-GAH-thah
Agueda is the Spanish version, pronounced (AH-geh-dah)
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Ag, Aggs, Aggie, Atha, Hatty, Hattie, Hats,ahtaga
- Meanings and history of the name Agatha
Latinized form of the Greek name Αγαθη (Agathe), derived from Greek αγαθος (agathos) meaning "good". Saint Agatha was a 3rd-century martyr from Sicily who was tortured and killed after spurning the advances of a Roman official. The saint was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). The mystery writer Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was a famous modern bearer of this name.
- Famous real-life people named Agatha
Saint Agatha-- a 3rd-century martyr from Sicily who was tortured and killed after spurning the advances of a Roman official.
Agatha Christie-- (1890-1976) the mystery writer, was a famous modern bearer of this name.
Agatha Barbara, former president of Malta
- Agatha in song, story & screen
Agatha "Aggie" Hannigan, the drunk orphanage director in the musical "Annie"
Agatha Heterodyne, lead character in the Hugo-winning web-comic, "Girl Genius"