What does Martha mean?
Martha /mar-tha/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' 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 variants: Maarva, Marfa, Marhta, Mariet, Marit, Mart, Marta▼, Marte, Martella, Martelle, Marth, Marthe, Marthena, Marthine, Marthini, Marthy, Marti, Martie, Martina▼, Martita, Martje, Martta, Marty, Martyne, Martynne, Marva▼, Mata, Matha, Matti, Mattie▼, Mirtha, Pat▼ and Pattie▼.Kreatif forms: Marma, Marthava, Meltha. [more]
How popular is Martha?
Martha is a very popular first name for women (#38 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#34711 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Martha for girls. Martha was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #18 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #735. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Martha and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Martha (#735 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000 are Mattie (#958 in 2014), Pat, Pattie, Marva, Martina and Marta. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.6379%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.0439%, ▼93.1%), with versions such as Martha, Mattie, Martina, Marta and Pattie falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Martha▼ is alike in pronunciation to Meertha. Other suggested similar baby names are Bartha, Eartha, Maretta, Marita, Marsha▼, Martia, Mirta, Myrta▼ and Myrtia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Martha.