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One nicknames of the name Martha is Matti which is much better because Martha sounds like an old lady's name (no offense to the senior citizens who read this).
-- Anonymous User  5/24/2005
I don't think it sounds like an old lady's name. I think it's actually pretty, and lady-like.
-- Tbird  7/1/2005
I didn't use to like the name Martha, but then I read "The Secret Garden" and did. I guess it grew on me.
-- Anonymous User  11/25/2005
This comes from Aramaic "Maretha" meaning lady or mistress. It is the feminine of mar, mara meaning lord or master.
-- wiswina  12/3/2005
Martha my dear is a song by The Beatles (I think Paul's sheepdog was named Martha).
-- Anonymous User  12/13/2005
Actress Martha Plimpton is a (young) famous bearer.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Martha Kent (née Clark) is the name of the fictional character who is the adotptive mother of Kal-El of Krypton (who the Kents named Clark, who is known as Superman).
-- ctjj.stevenson  1/17/2006
A famous bearer is Martha Jane Canary aka Calamity Jane.
-- Anonymous User  2/16/2006
A friend of mine once said that "Martha sounds like vomiting." I concur.
-- Anonymous User  5/7/2006
If I have a girl this is what I am naming my child. It is so beautiful and the Martha I know is is the most generous caring considerate person I have ever met and I only hope to be half as wonderful as her!
-- Anonymous User  6/12/2006
Feminine and beautiful. I always thought this was the feminine form of Martin.
-- Mithos514  7/6/2006
Wow! I can't believe you left out Martha Stewart. Eeewww! Really, all lock up now!
-- Starla-Marie_1993  8/4/2006
I have also seen the nickname Marty used for the name Martha.
-- Anonymous User  9/26/2006
"Ma was the name of the Great Goddess of Comana; MA was the amulet representing Isis's fountains of nourishing fluid, MA was the primal deep, the world womb; MA was the death-rebirth syllable of the Persians, MA was the spirit of Intelligence, which in Hindu belief first bound together all the elements to make coherent forms." The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, by Barbara G. Walker

"Artha: Sanskrit "riches" or "abundance", root of Indo-European names for Mother Earth."
The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, by same author.

I think it's pretty clear that this name means Mother Earth.
-- watsu2day  11/20/2006
There is an author named Martha C Lawrence.
-- Anonymous User  11/28/2006
Martha is a very nice name and sounds like somone who has a lot of dignity.
-- melinda1  1/25/2007
Martha Mackenzie is one of the teens in the Australian soap, Home & Away.
-- Belle  3/8/2007
Full first name of Dixie Chick, Martie Maguire.
-- Belle  3/8/2007
My name is Martha and I'm only 24, so it's not an old lady's name. I like my name and think it's a pretty, feminine name, not to mention I like its meaning. There are several authors named Martha, among them Martha Graves and Martha Moore. There are several fictional Marthas, like Martha Kent from "Superman" and Martha Sowerby from "The Secret Garden," among others. Again, I like my name and I know for a fact that it's not for old ladies.
-- Martha Gold  3/22/2007
The new Companion on "Doctor Who" is named Martha Jones.
-- WCSAngel  4/8/2007
Royal namesakes: Martha of Sweden, Crown Princess of Norway (the wife of King Olav V and the mother of Harald V) and her granddaughter Princess Märtha-Louise of Norway.
-- Aki  4/23/2007
When I think of this name, an old-lady comes to mind.
-- CharlieRob  5/7/2007
One of the characters in The Secret Garden is named Martha.
-- Anonymous User  5/29/2007
Thomas Jefferson's wife and eldest daughter were both named Martha.
-- Spider from Mars  6/9/2007
A famous bearer is actress Martha Issová. Daughter of Syrian director Moris Issa and Czech actress Lenka Termerová.
-- Karcoolka  6/24/2007
Yuck. I would hate to be named Martha. :[
-- Anonymous User  6/25/2007
I really like the name Martha, along with the nicknames, like Martie.
-- nothingshortoftragic  7/14/2007
Martha Davis is the lead singer of the famous band from the 80's called the Motel's, whose hits are "Only the Lonely" and "Suddenly Last Summer".
-- spaz123  8/12/2007
This name reminds me of an overweight, black-haired woman.
-- Anonymous User  8/20/2007
This is the name of my great-great aunt. I like it and all, but it DOES sound a little old-fashioned. Like my aunt. AND, let's not forget my Aunt (times twelve or thirteen) Martha Washington. Yep, I'm related to her. :D
-- rv14142  9/8/2007
Martha Brewster was the name of one of the aunts in the play "Arsenic and Old Lace."
-- sharonrenee  9/9/2007
There's a series of children's books about two hippos named George and Martha.
-- scarletquillraven  10/20/2007
One of my best friend's names is Martha and she's 15. So it's not as old as some people make it out to be =). I used to not like this name until I met her and know I find it really pretty. And no one misspells it!
-- cebca  2/15/2008
I love this name, I think it sounds so pretty, it's feminine and classic, and not trendy! I love using the nicknames Mary or Marley for this name. Not a fan of Marty.
-- Chanel  6/26/2008
I find this to be a very sweet name with a lot of dignity and class as well.
-- pennycarroll  7/8/2008
Another famous bearer is Martha Graham (1894-1991), known as "The Mother of Modern Dance".
-- Julindsy  9/28/2008
In Dutch and Limburgish, Martha is also used as a short form of Margaretha.
-- Lucille  10/18/2008
I can't believe some said this name sounds like vomit. Also cannot believe how many people think of old ladies. I love this name. It is an old fashioned name. I am proud to be named Martha. One of my favorite nicknames would be Marty. I am 25 and have met 3 other people named Martha, 2 of which were around same age as me. And I also love how French people pronounce the name Mar-ta. It is all around a beautiful name. The name also has a Bibical meaning, which I love about the name. And then there is Martha's Vinyard, which was named after the explorer's daughter. So Martha is a great name. I love it.
-- bcgirl30  11/5/2008
I love the name Martha, it is such a cute name that ages well. I can imagine a little Martha, an adult Martha and a grandmother Martha, unlike the immature-sounding name I was given (which I plan to change).
-- Anonymous User  1/24/2009
In the High School Musical movies a smart, hip-hoppin' girl is named Martha Cox, played by Kaycee Stroh.
-- tutugirl22  2/26/2009
Song by Country Joe and the Fish: Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine.

I prefer Marta.
-- MoonAgeDaydreamer  3/18/2009
I used to know a girl called Martha, and she was really witty and bubbly. =D Now, I think it would be a good name for a dog (I don't mean that in an offensive way) because Paul McCartney's Old English Sheepdog was called Martha.

It's a pretty name. ^_^
-- Golden Phoenix  7/26/2009
Martha will be the Hannah of the next generation. Get in before the curve.
-- vomiting  11/26/2009
A few people mention Martha Kent as a famous bearer. Another famous (although likely not by first name) bearer within the DC universe is the late mother of Bruce Wayne/Batman, Martha Wayne, wife of the also late Thomas Wayne.

Apparently Martha was a really mumsy name when those characters were created! lol

It's not my favourite name but it's okay and cute-ish, I think.
-- Anonymous User  2/26/2010
'Martha' is a beautiful opera by von Flotow -contains the beautiful Irish tune 'The last rose of summer' which has been incorporated into the score.
-- Anton  3/16/2010
It has a nice old fashioned ring to it, not in the bad way though. Also a very nice meaning.
-- Chrila96  10/24/2010
It's a pretty, classic name, and not too common. It won't sound dated in thirty years time (Chanelle, anyone?), and it grows with the bearer. I think Martha May is a nice combination.
-- insertusernamehere  11/25/2010
Someone mentioned George and Martha as a story about two hippos. Also, George and Martha Washington. But another George and Martha, (and what Martha brings to my mind) is Elizabeth Taylor as Martha and Richard Burton as George in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Great movie.
-- Anonymous User  3/27/2011
Martha Hatter is a character in Diana Wynne Jones's brilliant 1986 fantasy novel Howl's Moving Castle. She is the main character Sophie's half-sister.
-- thefancyapple  6/29/2011
The book "Indigo" by Alice Hoffman, as well as the book "The Secret Language" by Ursula Nordstrom, both have important characters in them named Martha. Also, the "Gemma Doyle" trilogy and "His Dark Materials" both have supporting characters named Martha in them.
-- Martha Gold  7/4/2011
The impression I get from this name is that of a nosey neighbor, nosey woman. It's probably because of the tv character "Martha Huber" played by Christine Estabrook, from the tv sitcom "Desperate Housewives". Makes me think a "Martha" is someone who is a nosebag and gets into everyone's business, it's not her business but she likes to make it her business. On the contrary, a Martha is a rich and successful business woman such as "Martha Stewart", whom I love. Personally, I like this name, I'm pleased.
-- MyFartsSmellGood  7/5/2011
I think this name is awfully cute. And not to mention pretty, while other forms of it are too. However it's really outdated. Maybe as a middle name, but other than that I wouldn't use it.
-- blondieboo629  8/6/2011
Martha Costello is the main character of the recent BBC series Silk. She's an awesome character.
-- clouds  10/2/2012
Mar-TUH


Or



Mar- THUH.
-- SEC908  10/23/2012
The meaning listed here is questionable. I find for biblical names, concordances are often much more reliable for accurate meanings...

http://www.biblegateway.com/resources/hitchcocks-bible-names-dictionary/Martha
-- abbasdaughter  12/25/2012
Name of the Day: February 26, 2013.
-- dwayne1996  2/26/2013
Martha is the name of the annoying but amusing talking dog on the children's show "Martha Speaks".
-- Strangak  6/15/2013
When I think of the name Martha, a strong, but feminine, person comes to mind; kind and pretty, with a good head on her shoulders. I think it's a good name that ages well.

I would not use it on one of my own children, but that's only because it hasn't reached my favorites. Martha is a name that will never grow old. A gem forever.
-- Strangak  6/15/2013
Martha is the name of the heroine, Cara's, mother in "The Unicorn Chronicles."
-- Martha Gold  7/27/2013
I have a beautiful little sister named Martha, who I call "Miffy\". She's adorable, and this is such a classy name. I love it!

She also gets:

Ma
Martie
Mimi
Mattie
Marthie
Mally.
-- Bee123  2/6/2014
When I was little I didn't like my name. I knew no one else with the name Martha and I was teased because my name was unusual or, as some have written here, sounded like an old woman's name. But I grew into it. It is a classic, elegant name (not that I'm necessarily elegant). It is old-fashioned, but old-fashioned names are all the rage these days.

Way to make people feel bad about their name by saying stuff like "it sounds like vomiting" and other horrible things! Please. Some people will find fault with everything.
-- mav002  7/22/2014

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