Martha Benton in the US

  1. #323,971 Marlene Hayes
  2. #323,972 Marlene Medina
  3. #323,973 Marsha Armstrong
  4. #323,974 Marshall Butler
  5. #323,975 Martha Benton
  6. #323,976 Martha Bradshaw
  7. #323,977 Martha Hidalgo
  8. #323,978 Martha Wiley
  9. #323,979 Martin Carr
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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 a pair of villages in Northumbria named with Old English bēan ‘beans’ (a collective singular) or beonet ‘bent grass’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The name is now most frequent in the West Midlands, however, so it may be that a place of the same name in that area should be sought as its origin.
843rd in the U.S.

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