Mahala Name Meaning & Origin
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- Comments and insights on the name Mahala
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.
- Personal experiences with the name Mahala
My name is Mahala-my parents named us four sisters with very uncommon names. I love my name. It has a poetic ring to it: but yes, it is slightly annoying having people pronounce it "Ma-HAY-la" when my pronounciation is actually "Ma-HAH-la".
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- Meanings and history of the name Mahala
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.
- Famous real-life people named Mahala
Mahala Douglas, Titanic survivor
Mahala Fisk Pillsbury, First Lady of Minnesota
- Mahala in song, story & screen
Mahala Rai Banda, Romanian gypsy band
"Mahala", song by Darrell Scott