What does Martha mean?
Martha \m(a)-rtha, mar-tha\ 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▼.
Martha is a very popular first name for women (#38 out of 4276, Top 1%) and a slightly less popular surname for all people (#50582 out of 88799, Top 57%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Martha for girls. Martha reached its top rank of #18 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #735. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Martha and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Martha (#735 in 2014) are Mattie (#958 in 2014), Pat, Pattie, Marva, Martina and Marta. This girl name reached the height of its popularity during the years 1940-1949 and has become significantly less widespread since, with versions such as Martha, Mattie, Pat, Pattie and Marva falling out of style. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
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.