Martha Name Meaning & Origin

Martha

Pronunciation: MAHR-thə (key)

Origin of the name Martha:

Derived from the Aramaic Mārthā (lady, mistress). The name is borne in the Bible by the sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Marcie, Marta, Marty, Mattie, Patsy

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Nicknames for Martha

Mot, Marty, Marti, Matti, Mattie, Patsy, Marcie, Marthie, Marta, Mittie, Mitzie, Millie, Molly,Mart, Mar

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Famous real-life people named Martha

Martha Argerich, international concert pianist
Martha Nibley Beck, author and life coach
Martha McCully, executive director of "In Style" magazine and judge on TV program "Design Star".
Theodore Roosevelt's mother, Martha, was called "Mittie".
Martha Stewart, entertainment celebrity.
Martha Wainwright, singer-songwriter
Martha Washington, wife of first American President George Washington.
Martha Reeves, lead singer of the Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas.
Martha Davis, lead singer of new wave band, The Motels.
MarthA Plimpton, American actress.
Martha Ann Rogers, American weightlifter (goes by Mattie)

Martha in song, story & screen

Martha Landon - Yeoman of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek: The Original Series - Season 2, Episode 5 “The Apple”
"Ella se Llamaba Martha" song from early 1980s "Her Name was Martha"
"Martha"- song by Tom Waits
"Martha Speaks", a television show
"Martha My Dear", song by the Beatles about Paul McCartney's dog.
Martha Jones, traveling companion on "Doctor Who"
Martha Clark Kent, Superman's foster mother (DC comic book character)
Martha Wayne, Batman's mother (DC comics)
Martha Wilson, wife of George Wilson in "Dennis the Menace" by Hank Ketcham
Martha is the name of the maid in 'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Martha Quiner no. 1 from The Little House series
Martha Quiner no. 2 from The Little House series
Martha Johansson - a character from the X-Men comics, her superhero name is No-Girl

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