Mahalia Name Meaning & Origin

Mahalia

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

Related Names:

Mahala, Mahalah, Mahaley, Mahlah

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Nicknames for Mahalia

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

Meanings and history of the name Mahalia

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)

Mahalia is also a female form of malagasy name "Mahaleo" which means "Independant".

Famous real-life people named Mahalia

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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My name is Mahalia. I was named after 2 great grandmother's both named Mahalia. They were native American and in that sense my name means wise woman. I can find that info in baby name books but I'm having trouble finding it on ant wabsites. Hope this information helps

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