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What does Martha mean?

Martha Pronunciation of Martha as a girls' name is pronounced MAR-tha. It is of Aramaic origin, and the meaning of Martha is "lady; mistress of the house". Biblical: the sister of Mary and Lazarus. She is patron saint of the helping professions. The name was revived by and popular with the Puritans. Lifestyle maven Martha Stewart; First Lady Martha Washington; dancer Martha Graham; Martha "Calamity" Jane Burke; actress Martha Plimpton.


ASSOCIATED WITH lady (noble), biblical, saint, puritans


VARIANTS Maarva, Marfa, Marhta, Mariet, Marit, Mart, Marta, Marte, Martella, Martelle, Marth, Marthe, Marthena, Marthine, Marthini, Marthy, Marti, Martie, Martina, Martita, Martje, Martta, Marty, Martynne, Martyne, Marva, Mata, Matha, Matti, Mattie, Mirtha, Pat, Pattie



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How popular is Martha?

Martha is a very popular first name for women (#38 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#34711 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Martha was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #18 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #797. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Martha (#797 IN RECENT RANKINGS) ranked in the Top 2000 are Mattie (#1057), Martina (#1377), Marta, Marti, Martie, Marty, Marva, Mata, Pat and Pattie. These forms of Martha reached the height of their popularity a century ago (MEDIAN #1308) and have become significantly less widespread since, with versions such as Mattie going out of style.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marty, Marva, Mata, Mattie, Pat, Pattie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Martha is alike in pronunciation to Meertha. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Artha, Barta, Bartha, Bertha, Birtha, Caltha, Catha, Dortha, Eartha, Ertha, Hertha, Iantha, Katha, Laretha, Maisha, Mara, Marah, Maraya, Marcia, Marena, Maretta, Marette, Marga, Maria, Marietta, Marika, Marina, Marisa, Marisha, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Mariza, Marja, Markia, Marla, Marlea, Marna, Marnia, Marnja, Marnya, Marra, Marsha, Marsia, Martia, Marya, Maryetta, Maryka, Marysa, Masha, Mathea, Mathia, Mattea, Matthea, Matthia, Mattia, Maurita, Meerta, Mirta, Mirtie, Myrta, Myrtia, Myrtie, Sarha, Xantha and Zantha. These names tend to be less frequently used than Martha.

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