Top 100 baby names number 87

I thought it would be fun to look at the top 100 boys and girls names from last year.  I will be doing a series on these with their meanings. Enjoy!

Today we have the number 87s - Martha and Calum.  

 No matter how small she is, if you have a Martha, she probably thinks she's the mistress of your house.

No matter how small she is, if you have a Martha, she probably thinks she's the mistress of your house.

Martha (Aramaic) 

Martha is the best name. No question. Name your child Martha and she's bound to grow up to be good-looking, charming, intelligent, modest…

On a serious note though, I have really loved seeing my name come back into fashion over the last decade. It’s a biblical name which simply means ‘lady’ or ‘mistress’ (of the house).

 
 Calum means dove.

Calum means dove.

Calum (Scottish)

Calum is a Scottish name from the late Latin name Columba meaning dove. Columba was popular with early Christians because of the association of the dove with the Holy Spirit. A St Columba is said to have been the person who converted the Scots to Christianity.