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[ag-uh-thuh] /ˈæg ə θə/
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “good.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • “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)
Word Origin and History for Agatha

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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