Meaning and Name Origin
Malaya \m(a)-la-ya\ as a girls' name. Usage of Malaya is American, and the name used to be fashionable. Malaya has however fallen out of fashion and is not that frequently used in the present day for naming newborn baby girls in the U.S..
Malaya is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Malaya is an equivalently unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Malaya for girls. Malaya entered the list in 2006 and reached its highest rank of #631 in the U.S. in 2013, and is at #636 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Malaya▲ is pronounced similarly to Mala, Malea, Maleia, Malia▲, Mally and Melya. Other recommended similar baby names are Mahala▼, Mahalya, Malana and Maraya. These names tend to be more frequently used than Malaya.