Malia: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Malia

Malia

Pronunciation: mah-LEE-ə, MAHL-yə (key)

Related Names:

Malea, Maleah

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Comments and insights on the name Malia: | Edit

More common in Hawaii

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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 (:

Nicknames for Malia: | Edit

Mia, Lee-Lee, M, Lia, Mel, Eeuh, Eeah, Moomoo, Malay, Maleelee

Meanings and history of the name Malia: | Edit

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.)

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