Meaning and Name Origin
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)
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)
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.