Agatha (given name)

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An Orthodox icon of St. Agatha of Sicily, the saint responsible for the wide usage of the name Agatha.
Gender female
Language(s) Ancient Greek
Meaning "good"
Other names
See also Ag, Aggy, Aggi, Aggie

Agatha /ˈæɡəθə/[1] Agata, or Ágata is a feminine given name derived from the Ancient Greek word ἀγαθός agathos, meaning "good."

It was the name of Saint Agatha of Sicily, a third-century Christian martyr. The name has been rarely used in English-speaking countries in recent years.[2] It was last ranked among the top 1,000 names for girls born in the United States during the 1930s.[3]


Fictional characters:

Agatha, future-seer in Tom Cruise movie The Minority Report. Spoke the line, "Is it now?"

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  1. ^ Wells, John (26 March 2010). "Agatha and Helena". John Wells's phonetic blog. Retrieved 22 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Behind the Name
  3. ^ Behind the Name