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Meaning and name origin

Malia \m(a)-lia\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Malea, Maleah and Maleia.

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


Malia is a very popular first name for females (#1921 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#23616 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Malia for girls (2015 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 a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Malia and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Amelia, Maleah, Malia, Maria and Mary. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Amelia, Maleah, Malia, Maria, Mary in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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


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