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a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “good.”.
Contemporary Examples

Unlike Brenda’s husband, Agatha’s husband, Sammy, backs her career goals.
Cameroonian Women Fighting Sexism With Tourism Abena Agyeman-Fisher November 6, 2014

Go missing for a week and, like Agatha Christie and Judge Crater, you will make news.
Ron Paul’s Nostalgic Appeal Shakes Up the 2012 Primaries Rich Galen December 16, 2011

But there is one juicy morsel in the latest discovery, food for thought for those with an Agatha Christie complex.
Canada’s Severed-Feet Mystery Winston Ross September 3, 2011

Saoirse Ronan, who plays Agatha the female lead, said she had never seen anything like it.
The Cast of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Says Wes Anderson Is a Genius Hardass Nico Hines February 15, 2014

But the beautiful porcelain pendant that Agatha (Saoirse Ronan) wears.
The Look of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Andrew Romano March 6, 2014

Historical Examples

“Mrs. Harrington seemed to take to Luke,” said Agatha, behind her hair.
The Grey Lady Henry Seton Merriman

The bell rang as Mrs. Callender was just about to try a dress on her daughter Agatha.
The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston

Her companion’s frank and natural manner was not what Agatha had expected, and she remained stiffly silent.
Unlucky Caroline Austin

Half an hour later the door-bell rang, and Agatha answered the call.
The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston

Agatha felt her hand clasped—softly—but with a firm grasp that seemed to bind it to his for ever.
Agatha’s Husband Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)

fem. proper name, from Latin, from Greek Agathe, fem. of agathos “good,” of unknown origin. Never a popular name in U.S., and all but unused there since 1940.


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