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Quick Facts on Mallory

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, English, French
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 326
Simple meaning:
Unlucky, ill-fated

Characteristics of Mallory

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Mallory

Mallory actually began as a masculine surname in England. It originated from an old French nickname “malheure” meaning "unlucky, unfortunate" – a nickname that was generally bestowed upon a person of unfortunate or ill-fated circumstances. Not exactly the most pleasant of all meanings, huh? Sorry, we’re just reporting the etymological facts. In any case, the name became popular as a female given name in the latter half of the 20th century, and mainly in the United States. Given the name’s negative connotations, we were surprised to see its persistent usage, but after more research it seems that most people feel that the beauty of this name outweighs its other faults. Plus, some people don’t put a whole lot of currency into superstitions, while others do. As far as Mallory goes, if you like the name, then use it. Who cares.

Popularity of the Name Mallory

Mallory came onto the U.S. popularity charts with a BANG in 1983. The name went from complete obscurity straight into the American consciousness almost overnight, landing on the charts at a respectable position of #333 in its first year. What happened? September 1982 marked the debut of a highly rated sitcom of the 1980s called “Family Ties”. Mallory was the pretty and loveably bubble-headed teenage sister to the conservative Alex (played by a young Michael J. Fox). Justine Bateman played the part of Mallory and became an instant star – so did the character’s name which was introduced to over 25 million American households at the time. Mallory’s day in the sun would be brief. She landing a spot on the Top 100 list in 1986 and 1987 but has since begun her retreat back into the shadows. The name is still quite popular all things considered (i.e., its "unfortunate" meaning). If you’re the superstitious type, you might want to steer clear from this name. Otherwise, find an alternate meaning that suits you better. For instance, a Mallory is a unit of measure which equals approximately five feet. Or else there’s George Mallory, a famous English mountaineer who took part in several early expeditions to climb Mt. Everest in the 1920s. He is famously quoted for answering this question: “Why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?” to which Mallory replied: “Because it’s there.” We think this is a good enough reason to choose Mallory for a name. Because it’s there. So what the hec.
Popularity of the Girl Name Mallory
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Mallory

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Mallory

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Mallory

    Mallory We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Mallory.

  • Popular Songs on Mallory

    Popular Songs on Mallory

    Mallory - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Mallory.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Mallory

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Mallory

    Mallory on the Move (Laurie B. Friedman) - Part of a series. Eight-year-old Mallory doesn't want to move. Not only is she going to a new town, she's leaving her BFF Mary Ann. Though making new friends isn't easy, neighbor Joey unexpectedly proves he's buddy material. Unfortunately, loyal Mallory can't bring herself to tell Mary Ann about Joey--until Mary Ann comes to visit and Mallory must figure out how to balance the old friend and the new one. Mallory is a lively, appealing character with a penchant for jokes (which are scattered throughout) and creative endeavors that have some comical, mixed results. Readers will relate to her thoughts and experiences, from familiar girlfriend activities and sibling issues to the rewards of friendships, old and new, near and far. This is the first book in a rather large series of “Mallory” books. The next titles are: Back to School, Mallory; Mallory Vs. Max; Happy Birthday, Mallory!; In Business With Mallory; Heart to Heart With Mallory; Mallory on Board; Honestly, Mallory!; Campfire Mallory; Step Fourth, Mallory!; Red, White & True Blue Mallory; Happy New Year, Mallory!; Mallory Goes Green!; Mallory in the Spotlight; Mallory's Guide to Boys, Brothers, Dads, and Dogs; and last but not least, Mallory's Super Sleepover. Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Mallory the Forgetful Duck (Elaine Allen) - Mallory is a very forgetful duck. She can't remember where she left her nest. She sets out along the Chesapeake Bay to find it, but soon stumbles upon a nest that is NOT her own. Along her journey Mallory meets several mother birds, including a Canada Goose, an Osprey, a Great Blue Heron, and an Oystercatcher. Each of their nests is made of different materials, has a distinctive clutch of colorful eggs, and occupies a different habitat. But will Mallory ever track down her own nest and her own eggs? Follow Mallory the Forgetful Duck in her quest to find her nest and find out why her own eggs are more special than any others. Large, color illustrations make this tale a great book. Recommended for ages 3-7.

    The Spiderwick Chronicles (Holly Black) - This box set includes the five books: The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; Lucinda's Secret; The Ironwood Tree; and The Wrath of Mulgrath. It all started with a mysterious letter left at a tiny bookstore for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. Its closing lines: "We just want people to know about this. The stuff that has happened to us could happen to anyone." Little could they imagine the remarkable adventure that awaited them as they followed Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace and a strange old book into a world filled with elves, goblins, dwarves, trolls, and a fantastical menagerie of other creatures. The oddest part is in entering that world, they didn't leave this one! Five captivating books! One thrilling adventure! The Spiderwick Chronicles. The New York Times Book Review says “With their evocative gothic-style pencil drawings and color illustrations, rhyming riddles, supernatural lore, and well-drawn characters, these books read like old-fashioned ripping yarns.” Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Wizard in the Tree (Lloyd Alexander) - Mallory notices there's something funny about an old oak tree, takes a closer look, and before she knows it, she's broken a magical spell. Arbican the wizard has been trapped in the oak for thousands of years, and his powers are gone. Will he get them back in time to save Mallory's village from greedy Squire Scrupner? Recommended for ages 9-12.

  • Famous People Named Mallory

    Famous People Named Mallory

    Famous People Named Mallory - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Mallory.

  • Children of Famous People Named Mallory

    Children of Famous People Named Mallory

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Mallory - Rick Derringer (guitarist/musician); Shari Lewis (children’s puppeteer)

  • Historic Figures

    Mallory - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Mallory - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Mallory.

Personality of the Girl Name Mallory

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Variations of the Baby Name - Mallory

  • No Variations Found.
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