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Martha

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Lady
  • #113 All Time
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17k Marta (Slavic)

How popular is the baby name Martha in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 1,040 1,040 0 #16 girl name
1881 1,044 1,044 0 #17 girl name
1882 1,239 1,229 10 #14 girl name
1883 1,264 1,255 9 #15 girl name
1884 1,443 1,443 0 #16 girl name
1885 1,430 1,425 5 #17 girl name
1886 1,498 1,491 7 #18 girl name
1887 1,509 1,504 5 #17 girl name
1888 1,780 1,769 11 #19 girl name
1889 1,711 1,711 0 #21 girl name
1890 1,789 1,784 5 #22 girl name
1891 1,744 1,744 0 #21 girl name
1892 1,915 1,915 0 #24 girl name
1893 1,813 1,805 8 #25 girl name
1894 1,975 1,968 7 #24 girl name
1895 2,105 2,096 9 #25 girl name
1896 2,031 2,022 9 #26 girl name
1897 1,996 1,990 6 #26 girl name
1898 2,191 2,184 7 #25 girl name
1899 1,915 1,907 8 #28 girl name
1900 2,446 2,437 9 #28 girl name
1901 1,894 1,886 8 #29 girl name
1902 2,038 2,030 8 #30 girl name
1903 1,980 1,980 0 #30 girl name
1904 2,019 2,019 0 #29 girl name
1905 2,097 2,091 6 #32 girl name
1906 2,207 2,199 8 #29 girl name
1907 2,283 2,274 9 #31 girl name
1908 2,332 2,324 8 #32 girl name
1909 2,520 2,510 10 #28 girl name
1910 2,871 2,858 13 #28 girl name
1911 3,030 3,019 11 #28 girl name
1912 3,918 3,911 7 #29 girl name
1913 4,554 4,538 16 #28 girl name
1914 5,445 5,431 14 #27 girl name
1915 7,236 7,217 19 #25 girl name
1916 7,630 7,610 20 #24 girl name
1917 8,279 8,261 18 #22 girl name
1918 8,358 8,342 16 #25 girl name
1919 8,349 8,321 28 #25 girl name
1920 8,728 8,709 19 #23 girl name
1921 9,281 9,264 17 #21 girl name
1922 9,040 9,021 19 #21 girl name
1923 8,992 8,963 29 #21 girl name
1924 9,355 9,316 39 #21 girl name
1925 8,801 8,762 39 #23 girl name
1926 8,593 8,557 36 #24 girl name
1927 8,345 8,305 40 #24 girl name
1928 8,283 8,246 37 #22 girl name
1929 7,676 7,637 39 #27 girl name
1930 7,866 7,831 35 #27 girl name
1931 7,518 7,479 39 #28 girl name
1932 7,615 7,580 35 #27 girl name
1933 7,199 7,161 38 #27 girl name
1934 7,641 7,604 37 #27 girl name
1935 7,657 7,621 36 #24 girl name
1936 7,427 7,387 40 #24 girl name
1937 7,984 7,955 29 #24 girl name
1938 8,622 8,581 41 #26 girl name
1939 8,539 8,492 47 #27 girl name
1940 8,737 8,692 45 #26 girl name
1941 9,201 9,157 44 #25 girl name
1942 9,539 9,514 25 #29 girl name
1943 9,732 9,707 25 #29 girl name
1944 9,360 9,332 28 #29 girl name
1945 8,768 8,746 22 #30 girl name
1946 9,797 9,763 34 #32 girl name
1947 10,673 10,651 22 #32 girl name
1948 10,028 10,006 22 #32 girl name
1949 9,835 9,807 28 #34 girl name
1950 9,855 9,840 15 #32 girl name
1951 9,627 9,598 29 #38 girl name
1952 9,719 9,699 20 #40 girl name
1953 9,278 9,262 16 #41 girl name
1954 8,605 8,587 18 #46 girl name
1955 7,950 7,930 20 #53 girl name
1956 7,732 7,711 21 #59 girl name
1957 7,385 7,365 20 #63 girl name
1958 6,777 6,747 30 #69 girl name
1959 6,455 6,439 16 #72 girl name
1960 5,849 5,831 18 #83 girl name
1961 5,725 5,716 9 #81 girl name
1962 5,187 5,164 23 #87 girl name
1963 4,899 4,882 17 #90 girl name
1964 4,464 4,449 15 #95 girl name
1965 3,815 3,799 16 #100 girl name
1966 3,286 3,271 15
1967 2,923 2,910 13
1968 2,588 2,578 10
1969 2,438 2,425 13
1970 2,382 2,368 14
1971 2,202 2,188 14
1972 1,909 1,896 13
1973 1,733 1,726 7
1974 1,842 1,832 10
1975 1,804 1,790 14
1976 1,605 1,597 8
1977 1,602 1,594 8
1978 1,494 1,484 10
1979 1,454 1,442 12
1980 1,567 1,553 14
1981 1,579 1,570 9
1982 1,467 1,450 17
1983 1,363 1,346 17
1984 1,226 1,210 16
1985 1,239 1,220 19
1986 1,162 1,152 10
1987 1,152 1,142 10
1988 1,153 1,137 16
1989 1,268 1,248 20
1990 1,282 1,266 16
1991 1,137 1,130 7
1992 1,153 1,143 10
1993 1,064 1,057 7
1994 960 952 8
1995 932 921 11
1996 876 876 0
1997 853 853 0
1998 769 769 0
1999 733 733 0
2000 778 778 0
2001 745 745 0
2002 697 697 0
2003 627 627 0
2004 589 589 0
2005 592 592 0
2006 579 579 0
2007 521 521 0
2008 495 495 0
2009 437 437 0
2010 407 407 0
2011 362 362 0
2012 382 382 0
2013 336 336 0
2014 381 381 0
2015 354 354 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Martha baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 549,551 babies born with the name Martha in the United States. That's more than enough Marthas to occupy the country of Suriname with an estimated population of 534,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 1,040 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Martha" was in 1947 with a total of 10,651 babies. (That's a lot of baby Marthas)

According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Martha" ranks #31 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 54 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1916. Across the entire United States a total of 7,630 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Martha" mean? The list below shows the origins of Martha as well as things modernly associated with the name Martha such as celebrities named Martha.

Origin and Meaning of Martha

The name "Martha" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Lady". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart is a businesswoman, writer, television personality, and former fashion model. Martha was born in 1941 as Martha Helen Kostyra in Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.

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Martha Plimpton

Martha Plimpton is an actress, singer, and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1981 to present. Martha was born in 1970 as Martha Campbell Plimpton in New York, NY.

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Galilea Montijo

Galilea Montijo is an actress, comedian, model, and tv presenter with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1993 to present. Galilea was born in 1973 as Martha Galilea Montijo Torres in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

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Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith is an actress, author, voice actress, and comedian with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1982 to present. Yeardley was born in 1963 as Martha Maria Yeardley Smith in Paris, France.

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Martha Hyer

Martha Hyer is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1946 to 1974. Martha was born in 1924 in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.

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Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright is a singer-songwriter specializing in folk and pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Martha was born in 1976.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Martha

Martha Graham
Martha Hunt
Martha Roby
Martha Washington
Martha Mcsally
Martha Vineyard

Alternative Meanings

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

H is for hug, give one today!

A is for activities, for you have many.

Your name in reverse order is "Ahtram". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Atmrah". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Martha born Mar 2, 1948

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ukraine approximately on 775. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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