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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 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 #29 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 9,038 9,019 19 #21 girl name
1923 8,994 8,965 29 #21 girl name
1924 9,353 9,314 39 #21 girl name
1925 8,801 8,762 39 #23 girl name
1926 8,594 8,558 36 #24 girl name
1927 8,345 8,305 40 #24 girl name
1928 8,284 8,247 37 #22 girl name
1929 7,675 7,636 39 #27 girl name
1930 7,867 7,832 35 #27 girl name
1931 7,518 7,479 39 #28 girl name
1932 7,615 7,580 35 #27 girl name
1933 7,198 7,160 38 #27 girl name
1934 7,640 7,603 37 #27 girl name
1935 7,657 7,621 36 #24 girl name
1936 7,426 7,386 40 #24 girl name
1937 7,985 7,956 29 #24 girl name
1938 8,623 8,582 41 #26 girl name
1939 8,537 8,490 47 #27 girl name
1940 8,737 8,692 45 #26 girl name
1941 9,201 9,157 44 #25 girl name
1942 9,538 9,513 25 #29 girl name
1943 9,733 9,708 25 #29 girl name
1944 9,360 9,332 28 #29 girl name
1945 8,769 8,747 22 #30 girl name
1946 9,794 9,760 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 9,849 9,834 15 #32 girl name
1951 9,628 9,599 29 #38 girl name
1952 9,718 9,698 20 #40 girl name
1953 9,272 9,256 16 #41 girl name
1954 8,609 8,591 18 #46 girl name
1955 7,948 7,928 20 #53 girl name
1956 7,735 7,714 21 #59 girl name
1957 7,386 7,366 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 5,188 5,165 23 #87 girl name
1963 4,898 4,881 17 #90 girl name
1964 4,462 4,447 15 #95 girl name
1965 3,816 3,800 16 #99 girl name
1966 3,286 3,271 15
1967 2,922 2,909 13
1968 2,588 2,578 10
1969 2,437 2,424 13
1970 2,382 2,368 14
1971 2,202 2,188 14
1972 1,911 1,898 13
1973 1,734 1,727 7
1974 1,842 1,832 10
1975 1,804 1,790 14
1976 1,607 1,599 8
1977 1,600 1,592 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 1,362 1,345 17
1984 1,226 1,210 16
1985 1,239 1,220 19
1986 1,161 1,151 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 1,136 1,129 7
1992 1,152 1,142 10
1993 1,064 1,057 7
1994 960 952 8
1995 929 918 11
1996 873 873 0
1997 850 850 0
1998 769 769 0
1999 731 731 0
2000 776 776 0
2001 745 745 0
2002 696 696 0
2003 626 626 0
2004 588 588 0
2005 592 592 0
2006 579 579 0
2007 521 521 0
2008 495 495 0
2009 435 435 0
2010 407 407 0
2011 360 360 0
2012 381 381 0
2013 336 336 0
2014 377 377 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Martha? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 549,157 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 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Martha" ranks #73 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 7 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1934. Across the entire United States a total of 7,640 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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Where is the name Martha popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Martha in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

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.

Hebrew

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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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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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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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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Alternative Meanings

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

T is for tender, loving nature.

H is for hug, give one today!

A is for able, for you surely are.

Your name in reverse order is "Ahtram". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ahtarm". 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 Apr 8, 1951

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 Eastern Australia approximately on 1025. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

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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