MARTHA
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Μαρθα (Greek), Марѳа (Church Slavic)
PRONOUNCED: MAHR-thÉ™ (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From Aramaic מרתא (marta') meaning "lady, mistress". 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), Marta, Marte (Norwegian)
DIMINUTIVES: Martie, Patsy, Patti, Pattie, Patty (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Marta (Bulgarian), Marta (Catalan), Marta (Croatian), Marta (Czech), Martta (Finnish), Marthe (French), Marta (Georgian), Marthe (German), 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)
Popularity
United States  ranked #803 
England/Wales  ranked #77