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Meaning and name origin
Martha \m(a)-rtha, mar-tha\ as a girl's name is pronounced MAR-tha. It is of Aramaic origin, and the meaning of Martha is "lady; mistress of the house". Biblical: the sister of Mary and Lazarus. She is patron saint of the helping professions. The name was revived by and popular with the Puritans. Lifestyle maven Martha Stewart; First Lady Martha Washington; dancer Martha Graham; Martha "Calamity" Jane Burke; actress Martha Plimpton.
Martha has 33 variant forms: Maarva, Marfa, Marhta, Mariet, Marit, Mart, Marta, Marte, Martella, Martelle, Marth, Marthe, Marthena, Marthine, Marthini, Marthy, Marti, Martie, Martina, Martita, Martje, Martta, Marty, Martynne, Martyne, Marva, Mata, Matha, Matti, Mattie, Mirtha, Pat and Pattie.
Martha is a very popular first name for females (#38 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#50582 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Martha for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Martha and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Marta, Martha, Martina, Marva, Mattie, Pat and Pattie. (2014 statistics).
Martha is also pronounced similarly to Meertha. Other suggested similar baby names are Bartha, Eartha, Maretta, Marita, Marsha, Martia, Mirta, Myrta and Myrtia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Martha.
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