Martha Appleton in the US

  1. #2,749,625 Martha Alden
  2. #2,749,626 Martha Alger
  3. #2,749,627 Martha Allee
  4. #2,749,628 Martha Alva
  5. #2,749,629 Martha Appleton
  6. #2,749,630 Martha Armour
  7. #2,749,631 Martha Armstead
  8. #2,749,632 Martha Askins
  9. #2,749,633 Martha Aston
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Meaning & Origins

New Testament name, of Aramaic rather than Hebrew origin, meaning ‘lady’. It was borne by the sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany (John 11:1). According to Luke 10:38, when Jesus visited the house of Mary and Martha, Mary sat at his feet, listening to him, while Martha ‘was cumbered about much serving’, so that she complained to Jesus, ‘Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone?’ For this reason, the name Martha has always been associated with hard domestic work, as opposed to the contemplative life.
104th in the U.S.
English: habitational name from any of the many places in all parts of England, for example in Cheshire, Oxfordshire, and North Yorkshire, named in Old English as æppeltūn ‘orchard’ (literally ‘apple enclosure’).
5,885th in the U.S.

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