What does Mala mean?
Mala /mala/ [2 sylls.] 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: Mabla. [more]
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. Census)
Maya (#74 last year), Madeline (#89), Lena (#279), Maia (#626), Mae (#682), Lina (#767), May, Maye, Maude, Marlen, Madge, Marlena and Maud are the prominent related forms of Mala (not in Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000. Variants like Madella are seldom used. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5618%) and is now much less (usage 0.2679%, 52.3% less), with forms such as Madge, Marlena, Maud, Maude and Maye falling out of style. Lena (#279), Maya (#74), Madeline (#89) and Maia (#626) are four of the more fashionable girl names here, with Lena and Madeline having a resurgence in popularity. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Mala and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Mala is alike in pronunciation to Malea, Maleah, Maleia, Mali, Malia▲, Mally, Mela, Melia, Mella, Melya, Mila▲, Milla and Myla▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Cala, Gala, Hala, Kala▼, Lala, Mahala▼, Maja, Mal, Malka, Malva, Mara▲, Marla▼, Mata, Mel, Mohala, Moll and Vala. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mala.