Marsha

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104k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
247
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Marsha

"Marsha" is a name of American origin, and it means "Warlike". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name, a spelling variant of Marcia.

Notable Persons Named Marsha

Marsha Thomason is an actress. She was most active from 1993 to present. Marsha was born on January 19th, 1976 in Moston, Greater Manchester, England.

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Marsha Blackburn is an office holder. Marsha was born on June 6th, 1952 in Laurel, Mississippi.

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Marsha Garces Williams is a film producer and philanthropist. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to present. Marsha was given the name Marsha Garces on June 18th, 1956 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. Marsha is also known as Garces and Marsha.

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Marsha Mason is an actress, director, actor, and theatre director. Her ongoing career started in 1966. Marsha was born on April 3rd, 1942 in St. Louis.

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Marsha P. Johnson was an act up, lgbt social movements, transgender activism, drag queen, aids activist, gay activist, and transgender activist. Marsha was given the name Malcolm Michaels, Jr. on August 24th, 1945 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S. They left this life on July 6th, 1992.

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Marsha Ambrosius is a contemporary r&b and soul music musician. She was most active from 1997 to present. Marsha was born Marsha Ambrosius on August 8th, 1977. Marsha is also known as The Songstress.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1908 6 6 0
1910 5 5 0
1911 8 8 0
1913 9 9 0
1914 9 9 0
1915 11 11 0
1916 20 20 0
1917 19 19 0
1918 23 23 0
1919 21 21 0
1920 18 18 0
1921 25 25 0
1922 27 27 0
1923 29 29 0
1924 23 23 0
1925 38 38 0
1926 37 37 0
1927 33 33 0
1928 36 36 0
1929 38 38 0
1930 46 46 0
1931 59 59 0
1932 47 47 0
1933 73 73 0
1934 82 82 0
1935 143 143 0
1936 328 328 0
1937 561 561 0
1938 619 619 0
1939 557 557 0
1940 741 741 0
1941 895 895 0
1942 1,576 1,569 7
1943 2,106 2,099 7
1944 2,405 2,399 6
1945 2,432 2,424 8
1946 3,620 3,611 9 #98 girl name
1947 4,345 4,336 9 #88 girl name
1948 4,732 4,724 8 #76 girl name
1949 4,618 4,611 7 #79 girl name
1950 5,412 5,402 10 #68 girl name
1951 5,194 5,189 5 #76 girl name
1952 5,592 5,585 7 #75 girl name
1953 5,139 5,130 9 #83 girl name
1954 4,972 4,965 7 #86 girl name
1955 4,074 4,060 14
1956 3,335 3,327 8
1957 2,930 2,924 6
1958 2,512 2,502 10
1959 2,478 2,470 8
1960 2,242 2,237 5
1961 2,173 2,162 11
1962 2,082 2,073 9
1963 1,959 1,952 7
1964 1,789 1,783 6
1965 1,539 1,539 0
1966 1,312 1,306 6
1967 1,317 1,317 0
1968 1,138 1,128 10
1969 1,145 1,145 0
1970 1,391 1,384 7
1971 1,314 1,305 9
1972 1,217 1,212 5
1973 1,134 1,134 0
1974 1,113 1,106 7
1975 1,012 1,006 6
1976 912 905 7
1977 856 856 0
1978 809 809 0
1979 703 703 0
1980 578 573 5
1981 561 561 0
1982 496 496 0
1983 389 389 0
1984 346 346 0
1985 273 273 0
1986 240 240 0
1987 250 250 0
1988 210 204 6
1989 191 191 0
1990 196 196 0
1991 176 176 0
1992 134 134 0
1993 107 107 0
1994 90 90 0
1995 70 70 0
1996 82 82 0
1997 61 61 0
1998 65 65 0
1999 62 62 0
2000 41 41 0
2001 41 41 0
2002 42 42 0
2003 33 33 0
2004 29 29 0
2005 40 40 0
2006 36 36 0
2007 31 31 0
2008 25 25 0
2009 24 24 0
2010 21 21 0
2011 27 27 0
2012 17 17 0
2013 26 26 0
2014 22 22 0
2015 19 19 0
2016 23 23 0

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Popularity of Marsha as a first name

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Popularity of Marsha as a last name

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Common last names for Marsha

  • Smith
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  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Moore
  • Jones
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Robinson
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Reed
  • Green

Common first names for Marsha

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Marsha U.S.
  White 77.73% 64.26%
  African American 18.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Marsha

People with the last name Marsha are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Marsha

  • How Popular is the name Marsha? Marsha is the 624th most popular name of all time. As a last name Marsha was the 77,522nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Marsha have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 104,289 babies born with the first name Marsha in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marsha to occupy the country of Tonga with an estimated population of 103,036 (as of November 30, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marsha? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1908 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Marsha first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marsha is Wednesday, June 18th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Marsha born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marsha was in 1952 with a total of 5,585 babies. That's a lot of babies named Marsha!
  • Random Marsha Factoid: According to the 1955 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marsha ranks 70th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 24 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1955.
  • Weird things about the name Marsha: Your name in reverse order is Ahsram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Smahra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Marsha? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 247 people with the last name Marsha.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Marsha? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Marsha as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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