What does Mallory mean?
Mallory /mal-lo-ry/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Mallory) is pronounced MAL-or-ee. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Mallory is "unlucky". Surname that became used as a girl's name during the 1980s due to the character Mallory on the TV series "Family Ties".
How popular is Mallory?
Mallory is a very prominent first name for women (#812 out of 4276, Top 19%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#1944 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Mallory for girls. Mallory entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #162 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is presently at #384. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Vallory. This name tends to be less frequently used than Mallory.