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pinWhat does Mahalia mean?

Mahalia /ma-ha-lia/ [4 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced ma-HAL-yah, ma-HAYL-yah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Mahalia is "tender one".

Also possibly from an Aramaic name meaning "marrow". Biblical name that was well used in the 19th century. Singer Mahalia Jackson.


Mahalia has 9 variants: Mahala, Mahalah, Mahalath, Mahalee, Mahali, Mahaliah, Mahalla, Mahelia and Mehalia.

Kreatif forms: Marhalia, Mchalia. [more]

pinHow popular is Mahalia?

Mahalia is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#4131 out of 4276, Top 97%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Mahala is the only prominent variation form of Mahalia (outside Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of this girl name was at its apex during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.472%) and has become much less since, with Mahala becoming less trendy. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Mahalia and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mahala in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mahalia and related baby names outside U.S.

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Mahalia is pronounced similarly to Mahalya, Mihalia, Mihaliya and Mohala. Another suggested similar baby name is Malia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mahalia.