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Not a very elegant name. It sounds like an evil witch or something.
-- Dogsy  1/16/2006
The Swedish form of Agatha is Agda. [noted -ed]
-- Ylva  2/8/2006
I really love this name! I like all evil witches too ;P.
-- Manya  3/18/2006
Sounds like an old lady, and not very pretty.
-- Anonymous User  6/26/2006
Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was born Agatha May Clarissa Miller in Devon, England in 1890. She is better known as Dame Agatha Christie, an English crime fiction writer. She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott.
-- ADT  6/27/2006
Agatha was the true name of the Trunchbull in Matilda.
-- Anonymous User  11/19/2006
Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada is a Spanish fashion designer.
-- sweetbabe  11/21/2006
I've always liked this name and I don't know why.
-- Jasmine  3/26/2007
I like this name a lot. It may not be "pretty", but it's strong and mysterious and when I think of an "Agatha", I can't but help think of a poised, intellectual woman.
-- black_lace  3/29/2007
Agatha´s pet forms are Aggie, Aga, Agina, Agatine, Gatha, Háta, Agafja, Agueda.
-- Karcoolka  4/28/2007
I personally associate this name with the witch from the movie Double Double Toil and Trouble, in which the Olsen twins star, which results to me as not a pretty name.
-- CharlieRob  5/10/2007
Agatha Trunchbull is the headmistress in Roald Dahl's The Witches.
-- ADT  6/5/2007
Agatha was the name of the youngest child of Mr. Brown in the 2005 movie Nanny Mcphee (a movie based on the novel Nurse Matilda by Christianna Brand). She was cute and spunky! =)
-- Cyneburga  6/7/2007
Agatha is not considered a "beautiful" name because of characters named Agatha who are rather evil and the fact that women named Agatha when the name had its vogue are growing older. Nonetheless, I think it is a strong name, and pretty in its way.
-- fluffychinchilla  11/13/2007
Saint Agatha of Sicily was young, beautiful and rich, lived a life consecrated to God. When Decius announced the edicts against Christians, the magistrate Quinctianus tried to profit by Agatha's sanctity; he planned to blackmail her into sex in exchange for not charging her. Handed over to a brothel, she refused to accept customers. After rejecting Quinctianus' advances, she was beaten, imprisoned, tortured, her breasts were crushed and cut off. She told the judge, "Cruel man, have you forgotten your mother and the breast that nourished you, that you dare to mutilate me this way?" One version has it that Saint Peter healed her. Imprisoned further, then rolled on live coals, she was near death when an earthquake stuck. In the destruction, the magistrate's friend was crushed, and the magistrate fled. Agatha thanked God for an end to her pain, and died.

Legend says that carrying her veil, taken from her tomb in Catania, in procession has averted eruptions of Mount Etna. Her intercession is reported to have saved Malta from Turkish invasion in 1551.

Agatha is my confirmation/saints name and despite people who now prefer 'Hollywood' type names, I have always found it inspires great strength of will, courage, independence and determination.
-- Ligeia  12/23/2007
I love Agatha. It's a classic name that is not popular by any means. The nickname Aggie is really cute as well.
-- seaweed  5/24/2009
Shame about the religious connotations, but most people won't even be aware of them.

Agatha is a strong, feminine name. It's coming back in fashion. The UK tends to lead trends like these.
-- vomiting  6/4/2009
What a dignified sounding name.
-- Katsuno_Hitomi  12/22/2009
I don't like this name. I don't think it's a good idea to call a baby Agatha because it's too outdated. I can only imagine old ladies when I hear this name.
-- Anonymous User  7/16/2010
Agatha was the name of a character in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.
-- thefancyapple  2/4/2011
It has an old fashion, old lady connection to it. The pronunciation is terrible, meaning this is a terrible sounding name.
-- MyFartsSmellGood  7/1/2011
I think Agatha is one of those names that should be left in the past. It's a terrible sounding name. It makes me think of a dowdy old woman. This name could also lend itself to a multitude of awful nicknames and variants.
-- GibsonGirl  8/21/2011
There was Agatha Cromwell from the Halloweentown movies, a good witch.
-- msav127  6/23/2012
Agatha was the name of the old lady in the Elite Four in the original Pokemon games. She was a Ghost-type Trainer.
-- Buneary  10/21/2012
No! Athena is better. People will call you Aggie, Haggie, Ag, and Hag!
-- SEC908  11/19/2012
I actually like this name! It's really not that bad, it's a shame it's not used very much anymore. It's a very pretty, classic name, and if classic names sound like "old lady" names to you, then why don't you just get in line with the horrendous people naming their children things like Brayden, kaylee, and destiny. At least this name has history and will suit a person older than the age of 10! I still don't really get what you guys don't like about this name, although it's not one of my favorites, I think the sound is very pretty. Not only would the name Agatha look adorable on a little girl, but I think she'd get a heck of a lot more respect from the multitude of adults who feel like vomiting every time they meet another Emma, Isabella, or Ava.
-- Anonymous User  2/23/2013
To the person above: I think there are plenty of names that are classic and graceful without sounding like the name of an old lady. This name is really dated, has terrible nicknames (Hag-atha, Haggie, etc.) and overall just doesn't sound pleasant. In my opinion, Aggie sounds just as bad as Agatha. Names like Princess are kind of ridiculous, yes, and Kacey isn't that nice of a name, but can still be looked at by children and adults alike as something that sounds nice. Agatha just makes a person sound kind of old. If you like the -atha sound of Agatha, you could always name a child Nathalie, or Katharine. Other classic names like Elizabeth, Grace, Lucy, Belle, Mary, Olivia, or Ann work well too. Names like those have diminutives or can be written differently in another language and make them sound unique yet just as beautiful. If you want to nickname your child Aggie, don't. It's too dated and just sounds ugly. Maybe Allie (Alice, Alison, Alexandra, Alyssa, Alise), Addie (Adelaide, Adelisa, Madeleine, Adele), Abby (Abigail, Tabitha) would be a better nickname and sound much prettier. Lillian, Eleanor, Violet, Heather, Flora
And Bethany all sound classic and beautiful, yet are still much more modern, softer, and usable than the hideous Agatha. Please, don't curse a child with the name Agatha.
-- Anonymous User  8/16/2014
Name of the Day: May 24, 2013.
-- dwayne1996  5/24/2013
The name Agatha was given to 43 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Lady Agatha Slade was a character in "The Making of a Marchioness" by Frances Hodgson Burnett (an author much better known for her delightful children's story, "The Secret Garden"). The character is an extraordinarily beautiful girl but also a sweet one. "Her nature is as lovely as her face," Emily Fox-Seaton says of her. Which goes to show, a name doesn't have to be pretty sounding to belong to a good person! This is also my mother's name so I'm disposed to like it. :)
-- MiYung  12/23/2013
Agatha Heterodyne is the main character of the webcomic Girl Genius.
-- Solaitaire  9/3/2014

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