Meaning and name origin
Mallory \m(a)-llo-ry\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 popular first name for females (#812 out of 4276, Top 19%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2091 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mallory for girls. Mallory reached its highest rank of #162 in the U.S. in 1990. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Vallory. This name tends to be less commonly used than Mallory.