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What does Marva mean?

Marva Pronunciation of Marva [mar-va] as a girls' name is of Aramaic and English derivation, and Marva means "lady; mistress of the house; renowned friend". Marva is a variant form of Martha (Aramaic). Marva is also a derivative of Marvina (English): feminine of Marvin.

Associated with: lady (noble).


Marva has 1 variant: Maarva.

21 more related forms via Martha, Marvina: Marfa, Marhta, Mariet, Marit, Mart, Marta, Marte, Marth, Marthe, Marthy, Marti, Martie, Martina, Martita, Martje, Martta, Marty, Mata, Matha, Matti and Mirtha.

Creative forms:
(female) Marma, Mauva, ..

(male) Marmac, Marmo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marva Zara (M.Z.), ..

How popular is Marva?

Marva is a very popular first name for women (#887 out of 4276, Top 21%) and a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#139757 out of 150436, Top 93%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Marva was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its apex rank of #427 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marva name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Martha (#791 in recent rankings), Martina (#1635), Mata, Marty, Martie, Marti and Marta are the prominent varying forms of Marva. Other variants, like Mirtha, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Marva reached its apex in the 1920s (usage of 0.79%) and has become significantly reduced since (usage 0.02%, down 97%), with versions like Martha becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marva, Marta, Martha, Marti, Martie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Martina, Marty, Mata in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Hava, Mada, Madra, Maeja, Maeve, Magda, Mahra, Maia, Maida, Maira, Malea, Malka, Malva, Manda, Mara, Marcia, Mare, Maree, Maren, Marena, Marga, Marge, Margi, Margo, Maria, Marian, Marie, Marika, Marin, Marina, Maris, Marisa, Marita, Mariza, Marja, Marjy, Markia, Marla, Marlea, Marna, Marne, Marnia, Marnya, Marra, Martia, Marve, Marvel, Marvela, Mary, Marya, Maryan, Maryl, Marys, Maura, Mave, Maya, Mayra, Mayria, Maysa, Meara, Melva, Merla, Merna, Mirka, Mirla, Mirna, Mirra, Mirta, Moria, Murna, Myrna, Myrta, Nava, Tava and Vava. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marva.

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