Popularity:2851
Origin:Greek
Meaning:good, honorable
Agatha is a girl's name of Greek origin. The name is a derivative of the Greek word "agathos" which means "good" and "honorable." Saint Agatha was a Christian martyr who lived in the 3rd century and is known as the patron saint of Sicily. As the patron saint of breast cancer patients, this name could be especially sentimental if it could serve as a tribute to a loved one. These days, the name Agatha is a vintage classic, having only gotten a revival in the 19th century. Though not the most famous person with the name, mystery writer Agatha Christie could serve as yet another inspirational heroine for baby. Whether you love the intrigue of a good detective novel or want to give baby the chance to lean on saintly influences, Agatha is a worthy contender.

Famous People Named Agatha

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  • Agatha Christie
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