What does Mallory mean?
Mallory [mal-lo-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".
Associated with: surname.
(female) Malloria, Malria, ..
(male) Maler, Mallome, .. Middle name pairings:
Mallory Renata (M.R.), ..
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)
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 #392. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Mallory (#392 last year) rated in the Top 2000 are Mallorie and Malorie. These forms of Mallory were at the top of their popularity in the year 2004 (usage of 0.1%) and have become significantly less popular since.
Mallory is pronounced similarly to Meliora. Other recommended names are Allfry (see Alfreda), Flory, Glory, Hillary▼, Hillery, Madora, Maery, Malaney, Mallie▼, Mallina, Mallorca, Mally, Margery▼, Marjery, Marjorey (see Margaret), Marjori, Marjory▼, Marley▲, Marlo▼, Marlon, Marlow, Marlowe, Mary▼, Melloney, Mellony, Melly, Melody▲, Melony, Milly, Molley, Molly, Valery, Vallery, Vallora, Vallorey, Vallory, Valory and Valry. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mallory.