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Mahalia meaning and name origin
Mahalia \ma-halia, maha-lia\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Mahala, Mahalah, Mahalath, Mahali, Mahalee, Mahaliah, Mahalla, Mahelia and Mehalia.
Baby names that sound like Mahalia are Mihalia and Mahalya.
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Popularity of Mahalia
Mahalia is a somewhat popular first name for women (#4131 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Mahalia for girls. (2012 statistics) Compare Mahalia with its variant forms and related girl baby names.