Gender: Female Meaning of Mallory: "unfortunate" Origin of Mallory: French Mallory's Popularity in 2018: #555

Mallory Origin and Meaning

The name Mallory is a girl's name of French origin meaning "unfortunate".

Early 1980s sitcom (Family Ties) name that has been well used ever since, with an upbeat three-syllable sound and a slightly tomboyish edge.

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Rank in US: #555

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gjlrunner Says:


My wife and I gave this name to our daughter. We love it. Paired it with Grace, a mutual family name.

Mallory sounds so elegant, feminine and professional. To me, the name Mallory means she can be anything she wants and not rub it in your face. Engaging and caring. I also like that it's not overly popular but has the potential to be more recognized in the future.

stellarvra99 Says:


Twins Mallory & Romilly sound cute!

hermioneameliastyles Says:


I know one Mallory and she's my friend. I rarely hear this name and it's so beautiful. I think it could work for any girl because it is not that popular.

Wittyusername103 Says:


I'm back .It sucks about the meaning but Mallory to me has always been associated with strong "light under a bushell" type girls and that I really appreciate so I'd overlook it. Also some research has found that Mallory may have fallen victim to some bad interpretation and actually may instead mean crusher.

YltraViole Says:


When last names were first officially introduced in Europe, a lot of people thought it was a fad, and didn't take it very seriously. That's why, in my country, there are people with last names that mean "Poop", "Naked bird" and "Bound for Hell". Honestly, "Unfortunate" doesn't even seem that unlikely.

Wittyusername103 Says:


I'm in two minds - unsure about the meaning but I loved family ties and I love how it looks and sounds.

rubylayla Says:


The Irish meaning of Mallory is "servant of the King" and the German meaning is "War Counselor" so you could always go with those meanings instead. I'm not 100% convinced that the French meaning is accurate. Who would let their last name mean "unfortunate"? Nobody. So to me that doesn't make sense. A lot of French names came from places, which were sometimes based on occupations. I have a feeling is people digged deeper on Mallory, they'd probably find out the same.

Nozomi Says:


Yep I agree! ^.^

boymom11 Says:


It's a shame the meaning is so horrible. It's a good name

Jo Jo Says:


Meanings are so personal, they can (and should!) be able to trump the official meaning. Though Mallory means 'unlucky', it reminds me of Family Ties and of my childhood; it has such warm connotations, this is in my top 3.

Madelinelen Says:


I love how this is never too popular, but still not crazy for the sake of obscurity. Very pretty and very powerful.

Uglyghosts Says:


Lol this is my first name. I used to hate it for the meaning but I get complimented on it often and I always liked being the only Mallory at school/work!

strawberrything Says:


Aw! Imagine bestowing "Unlucky" on your bub..

strawberrydino Says:


Awe, I really like this name, too bad the meaning is horrible. ):

mill1020 Says:


Except for Malachi; I like that, too.

mill1020 Says:


I've only known two people with this name. I like it, but I don't generally like the Mal- prefix.