Martha - girls name

Martha name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Martha name meaning:

The name Martha is of Aramaic origin and has Hebrew roots. It is derived from the name Marta, which means "lady" or "mistress." In biblical times, Martha was a prominent figure and a close friend of Jesus. She is often portrayed as a diligent and hardworking woman who served and hosted Jesus and his disciples.

Martha is a name that exudes strength, practicality, and responsibility. Girls named Martha are often characterized as reliable, organized, and diligent individuals. They are known for their strong work ethic and their ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently. Martha is a name that signifies a strong sense of duty and a willingness to take charge of any situation.

In addition to its biblical significance, Martha has been a popular name throughout history and has been bestowed upon many notable women. The name continues to carry a sense of tradition and timeless elegance. Parents who choose the name Martha for their daughter are often drawn to its classic and sophisticated charm.

Origin: Arabic

A lady.


Saints names, Dickens names, Victorian names

Related names

Martha , Mardi, Marta , Marti , Martie, Mattie, Pattie, Patty

Other girls names beginning with M


Overall UK ranking: 103 out of 5581

505 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Wales (84)
  • Scotland (177)

Historical popularity of Martha

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