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Boy Name: Mallory

Name: Mallory
Pronunciation: \m(a)-llo-ry\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Mallory's also a girl name)
Meaning: unlucky
Origin: French
Sounds Like: Miller, Myller, Millar, Muller
Variant forms: Mallery, Mallorie, Malory
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 2091


Mallory \m(a)-llo-ry\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.

Mallory has 3 variant forms: Mallery, Mallorie and Malory.

Baby names that sound like Mallory are Miller, Myller, Millar and Muller.


Mallory is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#2091 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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