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Martha [ mahr-thuh ][1] is a female given name. Martha is an ancient name with a fascinating background and significance. Its origins can be traced back to the Aramaic language, where it is derived from the word "marta," which means "lady" or "mistress." In the Bible, Martha is recognized as the sister of Lazarus and Mary, and she is celebrated for her hospitality and dedication to serving Jesus.[2] The name has been around through many centuries. Martha of Bethany is a very notable person who has the name. She is described in the Gospel of John and the Gospel of Luke. There are other people with this female name, including Martha Stewart, Martha McSally and Martha Coakley. The name was used for an Atlantic hurricane in 1969. This name was ranked #728 on the US Popular Names in 2021.[3]

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  1. "Definition of Martha |". Retrieved 2023-04-07.
  2. "Martha name Meaning and Origin". Retrieved 2023-04-07.
  3. OACT. "Popular Baby Names". Retrieved 2023-04-07.