Infographic of Martha name meaning, which is “A woman of wifely virtues,” in allusion to the Biblical Martha, the sister of Lazarus and Mary, who was rebuked by Jesus for occupying herself with housework while he talked with Mary; from the Aramaic, meaning “lady.
Ask your friends & family about Martha…

Martha Name Popularity

How popular is the name Martha? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 29 2,837 0.8058%
1911 28 3,008 0.8078%
1912 29 3,902 0.7738%
1913 28 4,527 0.7984%
1914 27 5,431 0.7793%
1915 25 7,217 0.7943%
1916 24 7,606 0.7874%
1917 22 8,259 0.8255%
1918 25 8,339 0.777%
1919 25 8,318 0.7944%
1920 23 8,705 0.7829%
1921 21 9,253 0.8081%
1922 21 9,018 0.8095%
1923 21 8,958 0.7998%
1924 21 9,313 0.802%
1925 23 8,759 0.7749%
1926 24 8,555 0.7778%
1927 24 8,302 0.75%
1928 22 8,248 0.7709%
1929 27 7,630 0.7366%
1930 27 7,830 0.7496%
1931 28 7,478 0.7577%
1932 27 7,575 0.7667%
1933 27 7,163 0.7688%
1934 27 7,602 0.7864%
1935 24 7,617 0.7838%
1936 24 7,385 0.7666%
1937 24 7,952 0.807%
1938 26 8,574 0.8375%
1939 27 8,492 0.8348%
1940 26 8,691 0.8177%
1941 25 9,155 0.8134%
1942 29 9,510 0.7531%
1943 29 9,700 0.743%
1944 29 9,330 0.7528%
1945 30 8,746 0.7171%
1946 32 9,761 0.6615%
1947 32 10,652 0.6381%
1948 32 10,006 0.6268%
1949 34 9,806 0.6096%
1950 32 9,836 0.6109%
1951 38 9,604 0.5664%
1952 40 9,697 0.5555%
1953 41 9,260 0.5232%
1954 46 8,592 0.47%
1955 53 7,931 0.4312%
1956 59 7,700 0.4077%
1957 63 7,364 0.3827%
1958 69 6,739 0.3566%
1959 72 6,440 0.339%
1960 83 5,831 0.3077%
1961 81 5,714 0.3027%
1962 87 5,162 0.2812%
1963 90 4,880 0.2719%
1964 95 4,449 0.2528%
1965 99 3,794 0.232%
1966 106 3,266 0.2092%
1967 117 2,903 0.1913%
1968 124 2,557 0.1703%
1969 140 2,400 0.1558%
1970 144 2,347 0.1475%
1971 147 2,167 0.1442%
1972 153 1,866 0.137%
1973 159 1,697 0.1309%
1974 151 1,811 0.1393%
1975 150 1,768 0.1376%
1976 162 1,580 0.1226%
1977 170 1,572 0.1166%
1978 176 1,470 0.1093%
1979 185 1,419 0.1006%
1980 178 1,525 0.1043%
1981 175 1,550 0.1054%
1982 188 1,424 0.0953%
1983 198 1,320 0.0895%
1984 216 1,183 0.0795%
1985 212 1,187 0.0782%
1986 226 1,134 0.0751%
1987 236 1,117 0.0732%
1988 230 1,112 0.0714%
1989 219 1,215 0.0753%
1990 228 1,222 0.0737%
1991 247 1,097 0.0673%
1992 241 1,123 0.0704%
1993 263 1,028 0.0659%
1994 288 929 0.0605%
1995 301 891 0.0591%
1996 316 852 0.0569%
1997 331 836 0.0565%
1998 369 742 0.0496%
1999 387 696 0.0465%
2000 375 744 0.0487%
2001 391 715 0.0475%
2002 409 672 0.0448%
2003 470 594 0.039%
2004 498 551 0.0362%
2005 503 557 0.0364%
2006 514 551 0.0352%
2007 561 492 0.0312%
2008 610 454 0.0294%
2009 651 402 0.0269%
2010 700 354 0.0246%
2011 737 317 0.0223%
2012 704 342 0.024%
2013 772 293 0.0206%
2014 707 338 0.0232%
2015 745 313 0.0215%
2016 688 350 0.0243%
2017 703 329 0.0236%
2018 741 294 0.0214%
2019 733 303 0.0224%

Alaska (AK)

Alabama (AL)

Arkansas (AR)

Arizona (AZ)

California (CA)

Colorado (CO)

Connecticut (CT)

District of Columbia (DC)

Delaware (DE)

Florida (FL)

Georgia (GA)

Hawaii (HI)

Iowa (IA)

Idaho (ID)

Illinois (IL)

Indiana (IN)

Kansas (KS)

Kentucky (KY)

Louisiana (LA)

Massachusetts (MA)

Maryland (MD)

Maine (ME)

Michigan (MI)

Minnesota (MN)

Missouri (MO)

Mississippi (MS)

Montana (MT)

North Carolina (NC)

North Dakota (ND)

Nebraska (NE)

New Hampshire (NH)

New Jersey (NJ)

New Mexico (NM)

Nevada (NV)

New York (NY)

Ohio (OH)

Oklahoma (OK)

Oregon (OR)

Pennsylvania (PA)

Rhode Island (RI)

South Carolina (SC)

South Dakota (SD)

Tennessee (TN)

Texas (TX)

Utah (UT)

Virginia (VA)

Vermont (VT)

Washington (WA)

Wisconsin (WI)

West Virginia (WV)

Wyoming (WY)

Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Martha

If you like Martha, you’ll love these other names like Martha.


What names are diminutives of Martha?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Martha sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Martha, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Mat

Mighty in battle

German

Mattie

Lady; mistress of the house; mighty in battle

German

Matty

Mighty in battle

German


What names are variants of Martha?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Martha.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Maarva

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Marfa

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Marhta

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Mariet

Lady; mistress of the house

French

Marit

Pearl; lady; mistress of the house

Greek

Mart

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Marta

Lady; mistress of the house; dedicated to Mars

Latin

Marte

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Martella

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Martelle

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Marth

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Marthe

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Marthena

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Marthine

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Marthini

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Marthy

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Marti

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Martie

Lady; mistress of the house; dedicated to Mars

Latin

Martina

Dedicated to Mars

Latin

Martita

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Martje

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Martta

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Marty

Lady; mistress of the house; dedicated to Mars

Latin

Martyne

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Martynne

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Marva

Lady; mistress of the house; renowned friend

English

Mata

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Matha

Lady; mistress of the house

Aramaic

Matti

Lady; mistress of the house; mighty in battle

German

Mattie

Lady; mistress of the house; mighty in battle

German

Mirtha

Lady; mistress of the house; crown of thorns

Spanish

Pat

A diminutive form of Martha and Patricia.

Pattie

Lady; mistress of the house; noble; patrician

Latin


What names sound like Martha?

If you like how Martha sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Martha.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Maretta

Star of the sea

Latin

Marita

Star of the sea

Welsh

Meertha

Crown of thorns

Spanish

Mirta

Crown of thorns

Spanish

Myrta

A variant form of Myrtle.

Latin


Lists With Martha

Find inspiration in these baby girl name lists featuring the name Martha.


Share your thoughts on the name Martha

Your email address will not be published. All fields are required *

*