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What does Mallory mean?

Mallory Pronunciation of Mallory [mal-lo-ry] as a boys' name (also used more generally as girls' name Mallory) is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Mallory is "unlucky". From "malheure". A nickname transferred to a surname and then given name. Originally a man's name, though common for girls now. Poet Sir Thomas Malory.

Associated with: surname.


Mallory has 3 variants: Mallery, Mallorie and Malory.

Creative forms:
(male) Manlory, Melory, ..

(female) Mallora, Malria, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mallory Zaine (M.Z.), ..

How popular is Mallory?

Mallory is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#1944 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mallory entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #1774 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ellary, Ellery, Hillary, Hillery, Mabry, Maccoy, Mahlon, Major, Makary, Malachy, Malcolm, Malcom, Maldon, Malechy (see Malachi), Malkior, Malkolm, Mallen, Mallik, Mallin, Mallon, Manley, Manly, Marley, Marloe, Marlon, Marlond, Marlonn (see Marlon), Marlow, Marlowe, Marly, Maslon, Maury, Maybery (see Mabry), Maybury, Maynor, Mayor, Mazor, Melborn (see Melbourne), Mellon, Milborn, Milford, Millar, Millard, Millborn (see Milburn), Miller, Millerd, Millford (see Milford), Muller, Myller (see Miller) and Valery. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mallory.