Female, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Mallory

Mallory comes from an English surname of Norman origin via Old French malheure meaning “unhappy, unlucky”, made up from mal (bad) and eur (fortune, chance), essentially meaning “unfortunate”. It apparently originated as a nickname for someone who was unfortunate. Though Mallory is popular girl’s name, it has had some use as a male name as well.

Nicknames: Mal, Lory/Lori

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Malory (French, English)
  • Malorie (French, English)
  • Mallorie (English)
  • Mallary (English)
  • Mallery (English)
  • Malerie (English)
  • Mallerie (English)

 

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