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Agatha

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Origin: Greek
Meaning: The Good

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Agatha

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Agatha in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Agatha:

  • Records indicate that 5,675 girls in the United States have been named Agatha since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 218 people in the U.S. were given the name Agatha. Those people are now 99 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


     

    Comments about the name Agatha

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      10 Positive Comments

  • "My daughter is Called Agatha Nell , Aggie for short, she isnoe 27 and lovely" Dec. 28, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Agatha(Ag-a-th-a) is a marvelous and beautiful name. I love that's so unique. I also have a unique name, R?n, so it's nice to meet someone with a name like mine. FYI I am writing this from my friend Agatha's account. She is awesome so you should NOT associate this name with witchcraft." Jun. 5, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Agatha May. I absolutely love it. I think it is a beautiful, strong name that isn't often heard." Mar. 17, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Agatha is such a distinguished, strong and elegant name that is well known but underused. I think people are unable to really see this name with fresh eyes and are therefore overlooking a real gem of a name. I will call my daughter Agatha if I am so blessed to have a girl." Apr. 6, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Seems to be name that looks fresh again on a little girl and changes old perceptions. It is an elegant, strong, feminine, fun, spunky, smart sounding name." May. 9, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have this name, and it was challenging growing up with it in the mid-twentieth century, when everyone else was Laura or Karen or Jennifer. I'm so glad that people are much more adventurous now in their naming, reaching back for the elegant, strong, interesting names of previous times. As an adult, it's definitely fun to have a "different" name. I love the sound and history of my name now, although I guess it's an acquired taste. I am confident it will be revived over the coming years and its "witch" associations will either fade or be embraced by the less conventional, less timid parents of the 21st century!" Nov. 23, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter was born in 2010. Her name is Agatha Rose. It is such a unique, beautiful name. I get many many compliments because it is such a vintage and regal name. "Aggie" is her nickname, the name of my first doll 35 years ago. Agatha is a name that will stand out on a resume, no doubt about that. I am so proud to say her name." Feb. 3, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this name, like other vintage names like Matilda, Ramona, etc. the nickname aggie is cute because it is also the name people give agate marbles, like when kids trade marbles they'll ask for an "aggie"" May. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! But mine's spelt "Agata" which people pronounce like there's a c instead of the t, it's polish you see, that's how they spell it there and I was born in 1996 bbut thenagain, that's the USA chart and I was born in Poland and now live in UK! It's a wicked name!" Jun. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Agatha is a beautiful name, I think, because it was my Gram's name. She was a wonderful person." Jan. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My name is Agatha and I can't forgive my parents for giving me such a name. Everybody always expects an old, ugly spinster in a grey cardigan. And I'm not. There is no nice way to pronounce it. It sounds harsh and ugly." Jan. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

      9 Neutral Comments

  • "My mother named me Agatha, and as child I always went by my middle name, Marie, but now that I'm an adult I'm accepting of it." Mar. 6, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Agathe (French version of Agatha). It's a unique name and it suits that little blondie so well!" Nov. 10, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Agatha and I am African American, I was not happy with the name as a child but I loved it now I asked my mother why she named me that and she thought it was very unique" Dec. 23, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My father named me after Agatha Christie...I hated it growing up but absolutely love it now...And yes on paper one does assume I am an elderly white woman but are presently surprised in person." Sep. 25, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My father named me after Agatha Christie...I hated it growing up but absolutely love it now...And yes on paper one does assume I am an elderly white woman but are presently surprised in person." Sep. 25, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I depends on the person for this name it is really old too but nice for a little old lady" Dec. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller, better known as Dame Agatha Christie the celebrated English crime novelist and creator of Miss Jane Marple and Monsieur Hercule Poirot, was born in 1890 to an American father, Frederick Alvah Miller, who died when she was very young, and an English mother, Clarissa Margaret Boehmer. The name was moderately popular back then but is practically unknown today. Though Dame Agatha Christie was a great writer prior to her death in 1976 (she was twice-married and secondly in 1930 to the archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan following divorce from first husband Col. Archibald Christie in the late 1920s), it's her first name I can't stand - it's totally ugly and otherwise sounds too much like an evil old witch." Apr. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is Agatha Jade. She is quite the handful!" Jul. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it...i knew somone who pronounced it "a-goth-a." Nov. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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