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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΑγαθη Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.AG-ə-thə English
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Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Αγαθη (Agathe), derived from Greek αγαθος (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.
VariantAgathe Ancient Greek
DiminutiveAggie English
Masculine FormAgathon Ancient Greek
Other Languages & CulturesAgata, Jaga Croatian Agáta Czech Agathe Danish Agathe French Agathe German Agathe Greek Ágota, Ági Hungarian Agata Italian Agathe, Ågot Norwegian Agata Polish Águeda Portuguese Agafya, Agata Russian Agata, Jaga Serbian Agata Slovene Agata, Águeda Spanish Agata, Agda Swedish
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Depiction of Saint Agatha by Francisco de Zurbarán (1633)Depiction of Saint Agatha by Francisco de Zurbarán (1633)

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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute