Martha
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Given Name MARTHA
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Μαρθα (Greek), Марѳа (Church Slavic)
PRONOUNCED: MAHR-thə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From Aramaic מַרְתָּא (marta') meaning "the lady, the mistress", feminine form of מַר (mar) "master". In the New Testament this is the name of the sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany. It was not used in England until after the Protestant Reformation. A notable bearer was Martha Washington (1731-1802), the wife of the first American president George Washington.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Marta (Swedish), Marte, Marthe (Norwegian), Marta (Dutch), Marta (German)
DIMINUTIVES: Martie, Patsy, Patti, Pattie, Patty (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Marta (Bulgarian), Marta (Catalan), Marta (Croatian), Marta (Czech), Martta (Finnish), Marthe (French), Marta (Georgian), Márta, Mártuska (Hungarian), Marta (Italian), Marta (Latvian), Morta (Lithuanian), Marta (Macedonian), Maata (Maori), Matty (Medieval English), Marta (Polish), Marta (Portuguese), Marta (Romanian), Marfa (Russian), Marta (Serbian), Marta (Slovak), Marta (Slovene), Marta, Martita (Spanish)
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England and Wales  ranked #69 
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