Meaning and Name Origin
Mallory \m(a)-llo-ry\ 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".
Mallory is a very prominent first name for women (#812 out of 4276, Top 19%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#2091 out of 88799, Top 2%). (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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Vallory. This name tends to be less frequently used than Mallory.