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Gender: F Pronunciation: Ma-HAIL-ah Meaning of Mahala: "tender" Origin of Mahala: Hebrew and Arabic

An interesting and rhythmic name often heard in the Native American community; in fact,in the Gold Rush era in California and Nevada, it was so common that it became a generic English term for a Native American woman.

The great gospel singer Mahalia Jackson's birth name was actually Mahala, though she grew up being called by her nickname, Halie.

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Famous People Named Mahala

Mahalia Jackson, the "Queen of Gospel," was born Mahala
Mahala "Haley" Mullins, 1824-1898, famous moonshiner

Pop Culture References for the Name Mahala

Mahala "Mally" Trenglos (later Gunville), character in Trollope's 1867 short story Malachi's Cove
Mehalah Sharland, passionate peasant girl in Sabine Baring-Gould's rustic novel Mehalah: A Story of the Salt Marshes (1880)

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