Mort name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mort
A great quantity or number.

Etymology: Cf. Icel. margt, neut. of margr many

noun Mort
A woman; a female.

Etymology: Etym. uncert

noun Mort
A salmon in its third year.

Etymology: Etymol. uncertain

noun Mort
  1. Death; esp., the death of game in the chase.
  2. A note or series of notes sounded on a horn at the death of game."The sportsman then sounded a treble mort." [Sir W. Scott.]
  3. The skin of a sheep or lamb that has died of disease.(Prov. Eng. & Scot)

Etymology: F., death, fr. L. mors mortis

noun Mort
A variety of dummy whist for three players; also, the exposed or dummy hand in this game.

Etymology: F. mort dummy, lit., dead


Borrowing from French mort (“death”).

  1. Death; especially, the death of game in hunting.
  2. A note sounded on a horn at the death of a deer.
  3. (Britain, Scotland, dialect) The skin of a sheep or lamb that has died of disease.
  4. (card games) A variety of dummy whist for three players.
  5. (card games) The exposed or dummy hand of cards in the game of mort.

Compare Icelandic margt, neuter of margr (“many”).

  1. A great quantity or number.

Clipping of mortal.

  1. (Internet, informal) A player in a multi-user dungeon who does not have special administrator privileges and whose character can be killed.


  1. A three-year-old salmon.

UK circa 1560–1890. Etymology unknown. Documented possibilities include:

  1. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) A woman; a female.
  • From mort (“A three-year-old salmon”), by equation of women with fish.
  • From Welsh modryb (“aunt”)
  • From Welsh morwyn (“maid, virgin”)
  • From French amourette (“a crush”)
  • From, or cognate with, Dutch mot (“pig, lewd woman”), from Middle Low German mutte.
  • From French motte (“mound, esp. mons veneris”)
  • From Romani mintš (“female genitals”). Cognate with English minge.
  1. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) A woman; a female.

    mort was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, Catalan, Dutch, French, Ladin, Middle French, Norman, Occitan, Old French, Romanian, Romansch, Scottish Gaelic, and Serbo-Croatian

    Notable Persons Named Mort

    Notable Persons Named Mort

    Mort Garson

    Mort Garson was an electronic music, easy listening, rock music, and pop music composer, arrangement, and songwriter. His most notable accomplishments were from 1940 to 1980. Mort was given the name Morton S. Garson on July 20th, 1924 in Saint John, New Brunswick. He left this life on January 4th, 2008.

    Mort Sahl

    Mort Sahl is a political satire and improvisational theatre comedian. Mort was given the name Morton Lyon Sahl on May 11th, 1927 in Montreal.

    Mort Shuman

    Mort was born on November 12th, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York City, United States. He left this life on November 2nd, 1991.

    Mort Weisinger

    Mort Weisinger is a comics creator.

    Mort Drucker

    Mort Drucker is a comics creator.

    Mort Walker

    Mort Walker is a comics creator.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Mort

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Mort

    Helen Mort

    Helen was born in 1985.

    Valzhyna Mort

    Valzhyna was born in 1981 in Minsk. Valzhyna is also known as Mort Cortese, Valzhyna; Martynava, and Olga (birth name).

    Chris Mort

    Chris Mort is a lawyer.

    Ian Mort

    Ian was born on April 4th, 1937. He breathed his last breath on January 19th, 1996.

    Tommy Mort

    Tommy Mort was a soccer player for the Lancashire Fusiliers, Altrincham F.C., Rochdale A.F.C., Aston Villa F.C., and England national football team. Tommy was born on December 17th, 1897 in Kearsley. He left this life on June 6th, 1967.

    Greg Mort

    Greg was born on March 22nd, 1952.

    • Henry Mort

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Mort U.S.
      White 92.72% 64.26%
      African American 1.09% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.76% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.47% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.05% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.91% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Mort

    People with the last name Mort are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Mort

  1. How Popular is the name Mort? Mort is the 33,913th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mort was the 11,411th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Mort have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 129 babies born with the first name Mort in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mort to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Mort? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1904 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. When was Mort first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mort is Wednesday, October 30th, 1872.
  5. What year had the most people named Mort born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mort was in 1922 with a total of 9 babies.
  6. Weird things about the name Mort: The name spelled backwards is Trom. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Romt. How do you pronounce that?
  7. How many people have the last name Mort? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,762 people with the last name Mort.
  8. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mort? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mort as their last name since less than 1 person in 106k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  9. Mort name meaning

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