Mallory Origin and Meaning

The name Mallory is a boy's name meaning "unfortunate".

Though more popular for girls in the US today, Mallory first appeared on the SSA list as a boys' name (in 1914). It was given to roughly equivalent numbers of boys and girls for the next several decades, only really taking off in a big way for girls after it featured in the popular 80s sitcom Family Ties. With its jaunty sound and preppy appeal, we think this makes a handsome choice for either sex in the 2020s.

Mallory Popularity

Famous People Named Mallory

  • George Herbert Leigh Mallory (1886–1924) English mountaineer