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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Agatha

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From Ancient Greek Ἀγαθή (Agathḗ), from ἀγαθός (agathós, “good”).

  1. A female given name.

Agatha was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, German, Latin, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Agatha

Dame Agatha Christie was a crime fiction, thriller (genre), detective fiction, and romance novel novelist, short story writer, playwright, poet, and short story. Dame was given the name Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller on September 15th, 1890 in Torquay. She left this life on January 12th, 1976.

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Agatha Trunchbull is a fictional character.

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Agatha Harkness is a comics character.

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Kim Weston is a soul music, rhythm, and blues singer and singing. Her career lasted from 1961 to 1961. Kim was given the name Agatha Nathalia Weston on December 20th, 1939.

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Ágatha was born on July 22nd, 1960 in Madrid.

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Ágatha was born on June 22nd, 1983 in Curitiba.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Agatha

Agatha was born on July 24th, 1888. She left this life on December 12th, 1960.

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Riau was born on November 25th, 1991.

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Robert was born in England. Robert is also known as de S. Agatha and Robert.

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Richard was born in England. Richard is also known as de Sancta Agatha and Richard.

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How popular is the baby name Agatha in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 16 0
1881 10 10 0
1882 21 21 0
1883 14 14 0
1884 18 18 0
1885 19 19 0
1886 23 23 0
1887 25 25 0
1888 33 33 0
1889 33 33 0
1890 42 42 0
1891 46 46 0
1892 39 39 0
1893 38 38 0
1894 42 42 0
1895 47 47 0
1896 50 50 0
1897 50 50 0
1898 56 56 0
1899 58 58 0
1900 65 65 0
1901 54 54 0
1902 51 51 0
1903 64 64 0
1904 52 52 0
1905 66 66 0
1906 72 72 0
1907 65 65 0
1908 62 62 0
1909 72 72 0
1910 79 79 0
1911 83 83 0
1912 121 121 0
1913 153 153 0
1914 172 172 0
1915 199 199 0
1916 213 213 0
1917 217 217 0
1918 218 218 0
1919 199 199 0
1920 206 206 0
1921 187 187 0
1922 187 187 0
1923 156 156 0
1924 180 180 0
1925 168 168 0
1926 151 151 0
1927 133 133 0
1928 135 135 0
1929 121 121 0
1930 103 103 0
1931 94 94 0
1932 94 94 0
1933 99 99 0
1934 75 75 0
1935 102 102 0
1936 77 77 0
1937 90 90 0
1938 80 80 0
1939 70 70 0
1940 81 81 0
1941 63 63 0
1942 58 58 0
1943 60 60 0
1944 47 47 0
1945 68 68 0
1946 68 68 0
1947 56 56 0
1948 49 49 0
1949 58 58 0
1950 66 66 0
1951 73 73 0
1952 60 60 0
1953 47 47 0
1954 51 51 0
1955 37 37 0
1956 36 36 0
1957 45 45 0
1958 54 54 0
1959 38 38 0
1960 36 36 0
1961 43 43 0
1962 30 30 0
1963 30 30 0
1964 43 43 0
1965 30 30 0
1966 25 25 0
1967 27 27 0
1968 27 27 0
1969 32 32 0
1970 20 20 0
1971 24 24 0
1972 21 21 0
1973 30 30 0
1974 24 24 0
1975 21 21 0
1976 32 32 0
1977 23 23 0
1978 17 17 0
1979 33 33 0
1980 27 27 0
1981 29 29 0
1982 50 50 0
1983 32 32 0
1984 28 28 0
1985 25 25 0
1986 30 30 0
1987 35 35 0
1988 27 27 0
1989 29 29 0
1990 28 28 0
1991 27 27 0
1992 29 29 0
1993 30 30 0
1994 15 15 0
1995 23 23 0
1996 14 14 0
1997 15 15 0
1998 28 28 0
1999 24 24 0
2000 28 28 0
2001 23 23 0
2002 25 25 0
2003 38 38 0
2004 24 24 0
2005 53 53 0
2006 50 50 0
2007 47 47 0
2008 38 38 0
2009 36 36 0
2010 49 49 0
2011 51 51 0
2012 44 44 0
2013 62 62 0
2014 71 71 0
2015 87 87 0
2016 77 77 0
2017 95 95 0

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Popularity of Agatha as a first name

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Popularity of Agatha as a last name

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Common last names for Agatha

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Fun Facts about the name Agatha

  • How Popular is the name Agatha? Agatha is the 2,754th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Agatha have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,591 babies born with the first name Agatha in the United States. That's more than enough people named Agatha to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Agatha? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Agatha first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Agatha is Wednesday, June 29th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Agatha born? The highest recorded use of the first name Agatha was in 1918 with a total of 218 babies.
  • Random Agatha Factoid: According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Agatha is not a popular baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, only 7 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1930.
  • Weird things about the name Agatha: Your name in reverse order is Ahtaga. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hagata. How do you pronounce that?

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