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Girl Name: Martha

Name: Martha
Pronunciation: \m(a)-rtha, mar-tha\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: lady; mistress of the house
Origin: Aramaic
Sounds Like: Marita, Maretta, Mirta, Meertha, Myrta
Variant forms: 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
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 38
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 50582

Description

Martha \m(a)-rtha, mar-tha\ as a girl's 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.

Martha has 33 variant forms: 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 and Pattie.

Baby names that sound like Martha are Marita, Maretta, Mirta, Meertha and Myrta.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Martha.

Popularity

Martha is a very popular first name for women (#38 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for both men and women (#50582 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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