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What does Malia mean?

Malia Pronunciation of Malia [malia] 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.

Related girl name: Amelia.

60 more different relations via Maria, Mary: Mair, Maire, Mal, Mallie, Mame, Mamie, Manon, Manya, Mara, Mare, Maree, Marella, Maren, Maria, Mariah, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marice, Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marika, Marilin, Marilla, Marin, Marion, Mariska, Marita, Maritsa, Maritza, Marja, Marjan, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Marylin, Marysa, Marysia, Masha, Maura, Maure, Maurita, Mavra, May, Mayme, Maymie, Mayra, Mayria, Mimi, Miriam, Moira, Moll, Mollie, Molly, Moriah, Moya and Murial.

Creative forms:
(female) Mablia, Marlia, ..

(male) Mail, Maliam, ..

Middle name pairings:
Malia Danna (M.D.), ..

How popular is Malia?

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 (#25591 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Malia entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #191 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is presently at #313. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Malia (#313 via latest list) are Amelia (#12 via latest list), Maria (#109), Mary (#124), Molly (#144), Mariah (#155), Miriam (#294), Mariana (#296), Mariam (#563), Marie (#564), Mara (#739), Maleah (#833), Moriah (#976), Mollie (#1001), Marian (#1104), Maren (#1113), Maritza (#1201), Mayra (#1275), Marin (#1471), Maura (#1490), Marion (#1527), Mariela (#1560), Moira (#1645), May (#1658), Mariel (#1839), Mayme, Mimi, Maymie, Marilla, Maree, Mamie, Mame, Mallie, Mariann, Marika, Marlo, Marla, Marita, Mariska and Marylin. Usage of these relations of Malia was at its apex in the 1890s (usage of 10.27%) and has become much lower since (usage 1.72%, 83.2% less), with versions such as Marlo becoming somewhat dated. Amelia, Mariam and Mara are three of the more fashionable birth names here.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mamie, Mara, Maree, Maren, Maria in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariah, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marie, Mariel, Mariela, Marika, Marilla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marin, Marion, Mariska, Marita, Maritza in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marla, Marlo, Mary, Marylin, Maura in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of May, Mayme, Maymie, Mayra, Mimi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Miriam, Moira, Mollie, Molly, Moriah in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mollie, Molly outside U.S.

Similar Names

Malia is pronounced similarly to Maelee, Maillie, Mala, Mali, Mally, Meelia, Mela, Melia, Mella, Melli, Mellie, Melly, Melya, Mila, Milla, Milli, Millie, Milly, Molli and Myla. Other suggested similar names are Adalia, Azalia, Callia, Carlia, Caylia, Dacia, Dalia, Dania, Filia, Galia, Hadia, Halia, Illia, Kalia, Lakia, Lalia, Macie, Madina, Madra, Magda, Mahalia, Mahelia, Mahina, Mahra, Mai, Maia, Malfie, Malicia, Malika, Malina, Malinda, Malissa, Malita, Malka, Malkah, Malkia, Malva, Manda, Maris, Marlin, Marlis, Marlisa, Maya, Mehalia, Mihalia, Moria, Nadia, Naia, Pelia, Talia, Tallia, Tavia, Yulia, Zakia and Zalia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Malia.