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Meaning and Name Origin

Malia \m(a)-lia\ as a girls' name is pronounced ma-LEE-ah. It is of Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Malia is "perhaps, probably". Variant of Mary. Also a Spanish variant of Maria.


Malia has 3 variants: Malea, Maleah and Maleia.

For more information, see also the related girl name Amelia.

Malia has 22 more different forms via Maria, Mary: Mair, Mal, Mallie, Mamie, Manya, Mara, Maria, Mariah, Mariam, Marian, Marie, Marika, Marin, Marita, Marja, Marla, Marya, Masha, Maura, Mavra, Mayra and Mayria.


Malia is a very popular first name for females (#1921 out of 4276, Top 45%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#23616 out of 88799, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Malia for girls. Malia entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #191 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is presently at #345. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Malia name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Malia and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Malia (#345 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000 are Amelia (#15 a year ago), Maria (#115), Mary (#120), Mariah (#136), Mariam (#568), Marie (#579), Maleah (#684), Mara (#695), Maura, Mayra, Marla, Marin, Mamie, Mallie, Marian and Marita. Usage of these girl names was at its apex in the year 2000 and is somewhat lower today, with versions such as Mayra, Marie, Mamie, Maura and Marla becoming somewhat dated. The most trendy birth names in this list are Mariam (#568), Mara (#695), Amelia (#15), Mariah (#136) and Malia (#345), with Amelia and Mariah undergoing a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Amelia, Maleah, Malia, Mallie, Mamie, Mara, Maria, Mariah, Mariam, Marian in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marie, Marin, Marita, Marla, Mary, Maura, Mayra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amelia, Maria, Mariah, Mariam, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Malia is pronounced similarly to Mala, Mali, Mally, Meelia, Mela, Melia, Mella, Melya, Mila, Milla and Myla. Other suggested similar baby names are Dalia, Galia, Halia, Kalia, Lalia, Mahalia, Mahelia, Maia, Malika, Malina, Malita, Malka, Malkia, Malva, Mehalia, Mihalia, Talia and Zalia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Malia.