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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, Top 1%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#50582 out of 88799, Top 57%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Martha for girls. Martha reached its highest rank of #18 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Martha name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Martha and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Martha (#735), Mattie (#958), Pat, Pattie, Marva, Martina and Marta. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marta, Martha, Martina, Marva, Mattie, Pat, Pattie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marta, Martha, Martina outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.