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Mallory (girl)

What does Mallory mean?

Mallory Pronunciation of 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".

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Mallory has 13 variants: Allerie, Mallary, Mallerey, Mallery, Malloree, Malloreigh, Mallorey, Mallori, Mallorie, Malorey, Malori, Malorie and Malory.

Creative forms:
(female) Malria, Molory, ..

(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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mallory name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mallory outside U.S.

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mallory, Mallorie, Malorie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mallory and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.