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What does Maleah mean?

Maleah /ma-leah/ as a girls' name is of Hawaiian origin, and the name Maleah means "perhaps, probably". Maleah is a version, with the suffix -eah, of Malia (Hawaiian): form of Mary.


Maleah has 2 variants: Malea and Maleia.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Maeleah, Magleah, ..

(male) Maleahmi, Maleahni, ..

How popular is Maleah?

Maleah is an unusual first name for women. Maleah is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Presented below is the baby name history of Maleah for girls. Maleah was first listed in 1998 and reached its top rank of #592 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is currently at #684. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maleah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maleah outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of Maleah and corresponding names. Malia (#345 in 2014) is the only other prominent variation form of Maleah (#684 in 2014) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Malea, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Maleah was at its apex in the year 2009 (average #391) and is somewhat less today (#514, down 43.8%). Malia is more familiar than the rest, although Maleah appears to be getting popular too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maleah, Malia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Maleah is alike in pronunciation to Maelee, Mala, Mali, Mallie, Mally, Mela, Melia, Mella, Melya, Mila, Milla and Myla. Other recommended names are Aleah, Carleah, Daliah, Dalyah, Galea, Halah, Halea, Jaeleah, Jalea, Kalah, Kalea, Kaleah, Laleh, Laliah, Mahalah, Mahaliah, Maiah, Maiyah, Mal, Malcah, Malena, Malka, Malkah, Malva, Marah, Mariah, Marlea, Marleah, Mayah, Milcah, Nalea, Salmah, Talea, Taleah, Taliah and Talmah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Maleah.