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)
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)