Mahalia: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Mahalia

Mahalia

Pronunciation: mə-HAYL-yə, mə-HAY-lee-ə (key)

Related Names:

Mahala, Mahalah, Mahaley, Mahlah

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Comments and insights on the name Mahalia: | Edit

Mahalia gets commented on all the time because of it's sound. It's a very island-y name. It mostly gets asked if it's Hawaiian but it's also Filipino. I like this name because it's not common and it's beautiful. It often gets asked how to pronounce it. There's many ways but I prefer maa-haa-lea. Say it smoothly so it's not cracky. What I mean is don't say the ha part louder or faster thanthe rest.
it could come from te hawiian names
maluhia,malle,and mohala...the first two mean peacfullness&tranquility,the last means bloosoming

The girl's name Mahalia \
ma-halia,
maha-lia\ is pronounced ma-HAL-yah, ma-HAYL-yah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Mahalia is "tender one". Also possibly from an Aramaic name meaning "marrow". Biblical name that was well used in the 19th century. Singer Mahalia Jackson.

Mahalia has 9 variant forms: Mahala, Mahalah, Mahalath, Mahali, Mahalee, Mahaliah, Mahalla, Mahelia and Mehalia.

Baby names that sound like Mahalia are Mihalia and Mahalya.

Personal experiences with the name Mahalia: | Edit

I was once told that Mahalia meant Love, Joy, Happiness and Prosperity. Although I have searched the Internet and never found anything which proves this claim. I most certainly believe this to be true as no one actually knows the true origin of this name. The meanings are as beautiful as the name itself and do nothing but give it much deserved justice.

Nicknames for Mahalia: | Edit

-Lia
-Mahal (for parents)
-mali
-Mai (May)
-Hayley(any spelling)
-Marley

Meanings and history of the name Mahalia: | Edit

Mahalia is a cross between the Hebrew names Mahali (Exodus 6:19) and Mahalah (1 Chronicle 7:18), both fleetingly mentioned in genealogies. Mahal means 'love' in Tagalog (Filipino)

Famous real-life people named Mahalia: | Edit

Mahalia Jackson- singer

Mahalia Barnes- singer (Australian) daughter of Jimmy Barnes also a singer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahalia_Barnes

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