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Meaning and Name Origin

Marva \m(a)-rva, mar-va\ as a girls' name. Marva means "lady; mistress of the house; renowned friend". Marva is a variant of Martha (Aramaic). Marva is also a derivative of Marvina (English): feminine of Marvin.


Marva has 1 variant: Maarva.

Marva has 32 more related forms via Martha, Marvina: Marfa, Marhta, Mariet, Marit, Mart, Marta, Marte, Martella, Martelle, Marth, Marthe, Marthena, Marthine, Marthini, Marthy, Marti, Martie, Martina, Martita, Martje, Martta, Marty, Martyne, Martynne, Marvadene, Mata, Matha, Matti, Mattie, Mirtha, Pat and Pattie.


Marva is a very popular first name for women (#887 out of 4276, Top 21%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Marva for girls. Marva was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #398 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marva name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Marva and corresponding names. Martha (#735 in 2014), Mattie (#958), Pat, Pattie, Martina and Marta are the prominent varying forms of Marva listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names reached its apex during 1940-1949 and has become significantly lower since, with versions like Martha, Mattie, Pat, Pattie and Marva becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marta, Martha, Martina, Marva, Mattie, Pat, Pattie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Malva, Mara, Marga, Maria, Marja, Marla, Marna, Marra, Marve and Marya. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marva.