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549k
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since 1880

Martha

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Lady
  • #113 All Time
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Boys
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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18801,0401,0400#16 girl name
18811,0441,0440#17 girl name
18821,2391,22910#14 girl name
18831,2641,2559#15 girl name
18841,4431,4430#16 girl name
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18901,7891,7845#22 girl name
18911,7441,7440#21 girl name
18921,9151,9150#24 girl name
18931,8131,8058#25 girl name
18941,9751,9687#24 girl name
18952,1052,0969#25 girl name
18962,0312,0229#26 girl name
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18991,9151,9078#28 girl name
19002,4462,4379#28 girl name
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19022,0382,0308#30 girl name
19031,9801,9800#29 girl name
19042,0192,0190#29 girl name
19052,0972,0916#32 girl name
19062,2072,1998#29 girl name
19072,2832,2749#31 girl name
19082,3322,3248#32 girl name
19092,5202,51010#28 girl name
19102,8712,85813#28 girl name
19113,0303,01911#28 girl name
19123,9183,9117#29 girl name
19134,5544,53816#28 girl name
19145,4455,43114#27 girl name
19157,2367,21719#25 girl name
19167,6307,61020#24 girl name
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19219,2819,26417#21 girl name
19229,0389,01919#21 girl name
19238,9948,96529#21 girl name
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19268,5948,55836#24 girl name
19278,3458,30540#24 girl name
19288,2848,24737#22 girl name
19297,6757,63639#27 girl name
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19317,5187,47939#28 girl name
19327,6157,58035#27 girl name
19337,1987,16038#27 girl name
19347,6407,60337#27 girl name
19357,6577,62136#24 girl name
19367,4267,38640#24 girl name
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19388,6238,58241#26 girl name
19398,5378,49047#27 girl name
19408,7378,69245#26 girl name
19419,2019,15744#25 girl name
19429,5389,51325#29 girl name
19439,7339,70825#29 girl name
19449,3609,33228#29 girl name
19458,7698,74722#30 girl name
19469,7949,76034#32 girl name
194710,67310,65122#32 girl name
194810,02810,00622#32 girl name
19499,8359,80728#34 girl name
19509,8499,83415#32 girl name
19519,6289,59929#38 girl name
19529,7189,69820#40 girl name
19539,2729,25616#41 girl name
19548,6098,59118#46 girl name
19557,9487,92820#53 girl name
19567,7357,71421#59 girl name
19577,3867,36620#63 girl name
19586,7776,74730#69 girl name
19596,4556,43916#72 girl name
19605,8495,83118#83 girl name
19615,7255,7169#81 girl name
19625,1885,16523#87 girl name
19634,8984,88117#90 girl name
19644,4624,44715#95 girl name
19653,8163,80016#99 girl name
19663,2863,27115
19672,9222,90913
19682,5882,57810
19692,4372,42413
19702,3822,36814
19712,2022,18814
19721,9111,89813
19731,7341,7277
19741,8421,83210
19751,8041,79014
19761,6071,5998
19771,6001,5928
19781,4941,48410
19791,4541,44212
19801,5671,55314
19811,5791,5709
19821,4671,45017
19831,3621,34517
19841,2261,21016
19851,2391,22019
19861,1611,15110
19871,1521,14210
19881,1531,13716
19891,2681,24820
19901,2821,26616
19911,1361,1297
19921,1521,14210
19931,0641,0577
19949609528
199592991811
19968738730
19978508500
19987697690
19997317310
20007767760
20017457450
20026966960
20036266260
20045885880
20055925920
20065795790
20075215210
20084954950
20094354350
20104074070
20113603600
20123813810
20133363360
20143773770

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 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Martha" ranks #67 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 18 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1943. Across the entire United States a total of 9,733 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.

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 mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

R is for relax, you know how!

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

H is for handy, the helpful you.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

Your name in reverse order is "Ahtram". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Mratha". 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 Sep 3, 1924

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 800. 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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