Scripts Ἀγαθή(Ancient Greek)
Meaning & History
Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀγαθή (Agathe), derived from Greek ἀγαθός (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.
Other Languages & CulturesAgata, Jaga(Croatian) Agáta(Czech) Agathe(Danish) Agathe(French) Agathe(German) Agathi(Greek) Ágota, Ági(Hungarian) Agata(Italian) Agathe, Ågot(Norwegian) Agata, Agatka, Jagienka, Jagna(Polish) Águeda(Portuguese) Agafya, Agata(Russian) Agata, Jaga(Serbian) Agáta(Slovak) Agata(Slovene) Agata, Águeda(Spanish) Agata, Agda(Swedish)
Depiction of Saint Agatha by Francisco de Zurbarán (1633)
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