Martha

Martha - A very unique female name



  Jul 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Martha, meaning lady, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #29. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Martha and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Martha? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Martha. The baby girl name Martha was given to 332 baby girls in 2012, ranking #734 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,257 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Martha peaked in popularity 96 years ago in 1921 on position 21.



Famous with this name

Martha Plimpton
Martha Navarro
Martha Hackett


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Martha is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Martha is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #231 - and is the least popular in Georgia at position #1,407.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Martha is where you live.


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Martha origin and meaning

Martha is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means lady. To see famous people named Martha, pop culture references for the name Martha and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Martha

We've found the following names that sound similar to Martha, sorted by popularity.

Meredith / Marta / Marietta / Marita / Marty / Marti / Myrtie / Meridith / Mairead / Mirta /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012734
2011762
2010712
2009668
2008626
2007570
2006517
2005505
2004506
2003472
2002413
2001393
2000376
1999388
1998370
1997332
1996322
1995303
1994289
1993264
1992242
1991250
1990228
1989219
1988232
1987236
1986226
1985212
1984216
1983198
1982188
1981175
1980178
1979185
1978176
1977171
1976162
1975150
1974151
1973159
1972151
1971147
1970144
1969140
1968124
1967117
1966106
196599
196495
196390
196287
196181
196083
195972
195869
195763
195659
195553
195446
195341
195240
195138
195032
194934
194832
194732
194632
194530
194429
194329
194229
194125
194026
193927
193826
193724
193624
193524
193427
193327
193227
193128
193027
192927
192822
192724
192624
192523
192421
192321
192221
192121
192023
191925
191825
191722
191624
191525
191427
191328
191229
191128
191029

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia231
Pennsylvania270
Indiana309
Utah423
Kansas466
Texas585
Oklahoma630
California633
South Carolina656
Minnesota664
Ohio684
Florida784
Maryland821
Tennessee882
New York996
North Carolina1015
Michigan1027
Washington1029
Arizona1050
Missouri1051
Virginia1106
Illinois1142
Georgia1407

Even more about Martha


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Martha a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Martha?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1921
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Martha
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 4,257
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +332

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