Mahala: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Mahala
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Some sources claim it is a Native American word meaning "woman", this is incorrect. The name was popular with Native Americans in the 1800's, possible as a native variant on the name Mary.
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Mahala means "tenderness" in Hebrew, and is a form of Mahalah or Mahlah, found in the Old Testament as one of the five daughters of Zelophehad in the Book of Numbers. It was often used in colonial New England.
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Mahala Douglas, Titanic survivor
Mahala Fisk Pillsbury, First Lady of Minnesota
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Mahala Rai Banda, Romanian gypsy band
"Mahala", song by Darrell Scott