Malia Name Meaning & Origin
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More common in Hawaii
Means "Mary" in Hawaiian. There are other meanings but when used as a name refers to Mary.
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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'. ---no disrespect to your grandmother but Malie is "calm".
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!
We named our daughter Malia, but don't pronounce it the Hawaiian pronunciation. We pronounce it MAL-ee-ah, and call her "Mal" for short. We've never met another person with the same name. We love it, even though other people never remember how to pronounce 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.
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Mia, Lee-Lee, M, Lia, Mel, Eeuh, Eeah, Moomoo, Malay, Maleelee, Mali, Mal, Mals.
- Meanings and history of the name Malia: | Edit
Hawaiian for 'calm or gentle waters', or Mistress of the sea. Hawaiian form of Mary.
Zuni Indian form of Maria
Swahili: The Queen
- 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.)