What does Martha mean?
Martha [martha] 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▼.Creative forms:
(female) Maetha, Mortha, ..
(male) Marith, .. Middle name pairings:
Martha Karleigh (M.K.), ..
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)
Martha was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #18 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #791. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Martha (#791 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000 are Mattie (#1004 in recent rankings), Martina (#1635), Pattie, Mata, Pat, Marty, Marti, Martie, Marta and Marva. These forms of Martha reached the height of their popularity a century ago (median #1308) and have become significantly less widespread since, with versions such as Mattie going out of style.
Martha▼ is alike in pronunciation to Meertha. Other suggested similar names are Artha, Barta, Bartha, Bertha▼, Birtha, Caltha, Catha, Dortha▼, Eartha, Ertha, Hertha, Iantha, Katha, Laretha, Maisha, Mara▲, Marah, Maraya, Marcia▼, Marena, Maretta, Marette, Marga, Maria▼, Marietta▼, Marika, Marina▼, Marisa▼, Marisha, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza▼, Mariza, Marja, Markia, Marla▼, Marlea, Marna, Marnia, Marnja, Marnya, Marra, Marsha▼, Marsia, Martia, Marya, Maryetta, Maryka, Marysa, Masha, Mathea, Mathia, Mattea, Matthea, Matthia, Mattia, Maurita, Meerta, Mirta, Mirtie, Myrta▼, Myrtia, Myrtie▼, Sarha, Xantha and Zantha. These names tend to be less frequently used than Martha.See names in meaning and etymology.