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Martha

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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

Fun Facts about the name Martha

  • How many people with the first name Martha have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 549,551 babies born with the first name Martha in the United States. That's more than enough people named Martha to occupy the country of Suriname with an estimated population of 534,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Martha? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 1,040 new born babies.
  • When was Martha first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Martha is Wednesday, December 7th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Martha born? The highest recorded use of the first name Martha was in 1947 with a total of 10,651 babies. That's a lot of babies named Martha!
  • Random Martha Factoid: According to the 1966 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Martha ranks 44th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 98 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1966.
  • Weird things about the name Martha: Your name in reverse order is Ahtram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Taarhm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Martha? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 595 people with the last name Martha.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Martha? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Martha as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Martha as a first name

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Popularity of Martha as a last name

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Common last names for Martha

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • White
  • Jackson
  • Clark
  • Lewis
  • Hall

Common first names for Martha

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Martha U.S.
  White 48.40% 64.26%
  African American 4.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 42.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Martha

People with the last name Martha are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

From Latin Martha, from Ancient Greek Μάρθα (Mártha), from Aramaic מַרְתָּא (martā, “the mistress”), from מרה (MRH) "mistress", feminine of מרא (MRY) "master".

  1. A female given name of biblical origin.
  2. The sister of Lazarus and Mary in the New Testament.

Martha was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, Latin, Norwegian, and Portuguese

Notable Persons With the Name Martha

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart is a businesswoman, writer, television personality, and former fashion model. Martha was given the name Martha Helen Kostyra on August 3rd, 1941 in Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.

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Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane was an army scout, explorer, performer, and frontier woman. She holds the title The Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane. Calamity was given the name Martha Jane Cannary on May 1st, 1852 in Princeton, Missouri. Calamity is also known as Calamity Jane, Burke, and Martha Jane Canary. She passed away on August 1st, 1903.

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Martha Plimpton

Martha Plimpton is an actress, singer, and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1981 to present. Martha was given the name Martha Campbell Plimpton on November 16th, 1970 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Martha Washington

Martha Washington was a First Lady of the United States. Martha was born on June 2nd, 1731 in Chestnut Grove (plantation). She passed away on May 22nd, 1802.

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Martha MacCallum

Martha MacCallum is a host of america's newsroom, america's newsroom, fox news channel, and (fox news channel). Martha was born on January 31st, 1965 in Buffalo, New York.

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Martha Quinn

Martha Quinn is a 1980.0, cable television, and radio personality from the 1980s. Martha was born on May 11th, 1959 in Albany, New York.

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  • Martha Nussbaum
    (philosopher)
  • Yeardley Smith
    (actor)
  • Martha Hunt
    (model)
  • Martha Graham
    (artist)
  • Martha Gellhorn
    (author)
  • Martha Randolph
    (First Lady of the United States)
  • Martha Raye
    (actress/singer/comedian)
  • Martie Maguire
    (musician)
  • Martha Raddatz
    (abc news chief global affairs correspondent)
  • Martha Hyer
    (actress)
  • Martha Jefferson
    (office holder)
  • Martha Wainwright
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Martha Wash
    (musician)
  • Martha McSally
    (leading person)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Martha

Princess Märtha

Princess Märtha was royalty. She holds the title Crown Princess of Norway. Princess was born as the child of Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, and Princess Ingeborg of Denmark on March 28th, 1901 in Arvfurstens palats. She breathed her last breath on April 5th, 1954.

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Saint Martha

Saint Martha is a saint. She holds the title Virgin, Myrrhbearer, and Wonder Worker of Southern Gaul. Saint was born in probably Iudaea Province.

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Rutsel Silvestre Jacinto Martha

Rutsel Silvestre Jacinto Martha is an important human. Rutsel was born in 1955.

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Paul Martha

Paul Martha is a football player. Paul was born on June 22nd, 1942 in Pittsburgh.

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King Martha

King Martha was a leading somebody. King was born on December 24th, 1520. She left this life on January 15th, 1584.

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Aunt Martha

Aunt Martha is a noteworthy individual.

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What does the name Martha mean?

Mis for mirth, your laughter.

Ais for appreciative, of all you have

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Tis for tasteful, the way you communicate.

His for handy, the helpful you.

Ais for activities, for you have many.

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