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In the Bible, this Greek word refers to the sacrificial love that Jesus Christ showed to us when he took our sins and died on the cross.
kazoopilot  2/4/2010
There are several Greek words for love, each signifying a different kind of love. For example, "eros" means erotic, passionate love; philia is non-sexual, friendly love; etc. "Agape" refers to unconditional, selfless, divine love - the "purest and highest form". Early Christians used the word Agape to describe the self-sacrificing love of God for humanity, and the Greek New Testament translates the word "love" in 1 John 4:8, "God is love", as agapao.

Also: according to, 'a title of the goddess Isis was Agape theon, or "beloved/darling of the gods." The term Agape implied a genuine affection and deep love for the goddess.' The word could have Isis associations.

So, I see this name as being virtuous, pure, beautiful and meaningful. I like both pronunciations, "AG-ə-pee" and "ə-GAH-pay" - the former has the potential for the nickname Aggie, which I like.
SeaHorse15  8/9/2009

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