Malia: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Malia
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More common in Hawaii
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I gave both of my children, Kaleo and Malia, Hawaiian names in honor of my Hawaiian grandmother. The meaning of Malia is 'calm or gentle waters'.
I named my daughter Malia (mah-LEE-ah), even though I wondered if people would be able to pronounce it. But it has not been a problem and people think it's beautiful. I love it!
My name is spelled Meliya but it's pronounced mah-Lee-ah. Alot of times when people see my name written, the say it mah-LI-ah. My parents named me this after hearing the name during a trip to Hawaii. I love the spelling of my name!
I have a daughter called Malia, pronounced Ma-Lia, but I live in Australia and most people read it as Mar-lee-uh.I don't mind though because it is just a matter of correcting it once. It is a beautiful Hawaiian name, and I heard it when I was over there and pregnant with her. A local man suggested it and I love it!
My name is spelled Malia and pronounced Muh-lee-uh. I'm hawaiian so it's spelled the hawaiian way, but when written some people pronounce it mah-lee-uh or Muh-lay-uh. My friends and family sometimes call me Malay as a nickname. I love my name and spelling (:
My daughter is 4 years old and her name is Malia. I LOVE the name so much and i have not come across many people who can not pronounce it and i always am getting complemented! We call her Mali (pronounce Molly) and i have not seen that before.
- Nicknames for Malia: | Edit
Mia, Lee-Lee, M, Lia, Mel, Eeuh, Eeah, Moomoo, Malay, Maleelee, Mali
- Meanings and history of the name Malia: | Edit
Hawaiian for 'calm or gentle waters', not the Hawaiian form of Mary.
Zuni Indian form of Maria
- Famous real-life people named Malia: | Edit
Malia Obama - 1st daughter of the president.
Malia Mills - swimwear designer from Hawaii.
Malia Jones - beautiful model and surfer.
- Malia in song, story & screen: | Edit
Malia, a godlike antagonist from the image comic book series "The Sword"
Malia Gedde from the point-and-click adventure "Gabriel Knight"
Malia Waincroft from Hawaii Five-O
Malia, a minor character in the YA science fiction novel "Bumped"
Malia, a character in the E. E. Knight book "The Vampire Earth"
Malia Tate - From MTV's Teen Wolf (Played by Shelley Hennig.)