Name: Mallory

Origin and Meaning of the Name Mallory

  • Meaning:
    Luckless
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Luckless
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (MAH lo ree)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Mallory)
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Miscellaneous Info for Mallory

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Transferred use of the English surname, derived from the Old French meaning "luckless, unfortunate".

    As a surname, famous bearers include Thomas Malory, author of 'Le Morte Darthur', and mountaineer George Mallory who died during an attempt to scale Mount Everest. It is unknown whether George Mallory reached the summit, had he done so then he would have been the first person to climb to the peak of Everest.

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