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Martha 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 also pronounced similarly to Meertha. Other suggested similar baby names are Bartha, Eartha, Maretta, Marita, Marsha, Martia, Mirta, Myrta and Myrtia.

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Popularity of Martha

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 names popularity of Martha name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Martha with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


Top 1000 ranking of Martha name in U.S.
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