Meaning and Origin of: Mallory

The name Mallory is French for "Without good fortune"

Girl name origins & meanings

  • French : Without good fortune
  • German : Army counselor

Girl name variations

Boy name origins & meanings

  • French : Wild spirit
  • German : Army counselor

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.