Meaning and Origin of: Mallory

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Without good fortune
  • German : Army counselor
  • French : Wild spirit
  • German : Army counselor

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English (of Norman origin) : nickname for an unfortunate person, from Old French malheure ‘unhappy’, ‘unlucky’. The etymology from maloret ‘ill-omened’ (Latin male ‘badly’ + auguratus) is less likely for the surname that has actually survived, although it does lie behind other medieval Norman surnames of this form, now defunct.