Name: Agatha

Origin and Meaning of the Name Agatha

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    (AG a thah)
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    English speaking countries
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    Agatha and its related forms were very popular in the Middle Ages, owing in large part to the popularity of Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr. It fell out of use in Protestant countries after the Reformation, but regained some popularity in the nineteenth century. It is very unusual in English-speaking countries today.

    Agatha Christie was an English crime fiction author, the creator of Poirot and Miss Marple.

    Aunt Agatha is a character in PG Wodehouse's Jeeves stories. She is Bertie's least favourite aunt.

    Agatha Barbara was President of Malta in the 1980s, and so far is the only female President of Malta.

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