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Origin & Meaning

The name Mallory is of French and English origin.

The meaning of Mallory is "unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 384  in baby name popularity for girls with 845 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Mallory Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Mallory has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Mallory to other names.


The given name Mallory represents a transferred use of the English surname. It is derived from the Norman French malheure meaning "unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky" and was originally used as a nickname for such a person.


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Variants of the name Mallory include Malerie, Mallorie, Malorie, Malory.

The name Malloren is a form of Mallory.

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Would you like to fingerspell the name Mallory in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Mallory.

Just for fun, see the name Mallory in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.