Meaning and name origin
Marva \m(a)-rva, mar-va\ as a girl's name is of Aramaic and English origin, and the meaning of Marva is "lady; mistress of the house; renowned friend". Marva is a variant of Martha (Aramaic); biblical: the sister of Mary and Lazarus. Also a variant of Marvina (English): feminine of Marvin.
Marva has 1 variant form: Maarva.
Marva is a very popular first name for females (#887 out of 4276, Top 21%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marva for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marva and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Martha (#735) and Marva. (2014 statistics).