Martha Chappell in the US

  1. #925,855 Martha Beavers
  2. #925,856 Martha Bergman
  3. #925,857 Martha Cardoza
  4. #925,858 Martha Carrion
  5. #925,859 Martha Chappell
  6. #925,860 Martha Comer
  7. #925,861 Martha Davalos
  8. #925,862 Martha Dubois
  9. #925,863 Martha Duff
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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: topographic name for someone who lived near a chapel, from Middle English chapel(l)e ‘chapel’, via Old French, from Late Latin capella, originally a diminutive of capa ‘hood’, ‘cloak’, but later transferred to the sense ‘chapel’, ‘sanctuary’, with reference to the shrine at Tours where the cloak of St. Martin was preserved as a relic.
1,394th in the U.S.

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