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).
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).
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.