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What does Mala mean?

Mala /mala/ as a name for girls is of Hebrew and English derivation, and the meaning of the name Mala is "woman from Magdala; the fifth month". Mala is an alternate form of Madeline (Hebrew): version of Madeleine. Mala is also a form of May (English).


Mala has 1 variant: Maelee.

Mala has 30 more alternative forms via Madeline, May: Lena, Lina, Mada, Maddy, Madel, Madella, Madena, Madge, Madina, Madlen, Madlin, Madlyn, Mady, Madzia, Mae, Magda, Magdala, Maia, Maj, Malena, Malina, Marleah, Marlen, Marlena, Maud, Maude, Maya, Mayana, Maye and Mei.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Moila, Mola, ..

(male) Mamar, ..

How popular is Mala?

Mala is an unusual first name for women but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#77222 out of 150436, Top 51%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Maya (#74 last year), Madeline (#89), Lena (#279), Maia (#626), Mae (#682), Lina (#767), May (#1581), Malina (#1595), Malena (#1849), Magda, Madlyn, Maye, Maude, Marlena, Madge, Marlen, Mada and Maud are the prominent related forms of Mala (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Mei, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Mala was widespread a century ago (adoption of 1.85%) and is now much diminished (adoption 0.68%, 63% less). Madeline is more familiar than the rest, though Maya is now more regularly used, while forms such as Lena have lost favor. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Mala and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lena, Lina, Mada, Madeline, Madge in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Madlyn, Mae, Magda, Maia, Malena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malina, Marlen, Marlena, Maud, Maude in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of May, Maya, Maye in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lena, Lina, Madeline, Maya outside U.S.

Similar Names


Mala is alike in pronunciation to Malea, Maleah, Maleia, Mali, Malia, Mallie, Mally, Meelia, Mela, Melia, Mella, Melli, Melly, Melya, Mila, Milla, Milli, Milly, Molli, Molly and Myla. Other recommended names are Alala, Alla, Arla, Ayla, Baila, Byla, Cala, Earla, Eila, Gala, Galla, Gila, Hala, Illa, Isla, Jola, Kala, Kayla, Lala, Lela, Mable, Madra, Mahala, Maja, Mal, Malita, Malka, Malva, Mara, Marga, Marla, Marta, Mat, Mata, Mavra, Meara, Mel, Mena, Meta, Mia, Milka, Mima, Miya, Mohala, Moll, Moya, Paola, Raula, Rayla, Tola, Tula, Tyla, Ula and Vala. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mala.