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Gender: F Meaning of Mahalia: "tenderness, affection" Origin of Mahalia: Hebrew, variation of Mahala

An underused Biblical name, probably because it's so tightly identified with the Queen of gospel singers, Mahalia Jackson. Other variations include Mahalah, Mahayla, Mahila, Mahilia, Mehalia, Mahali, and Mahalya.

Famous People Named Mahalia

Mahalia Jackson, American gospel singer
Mahalia Violet Barnes, Australian singer-songwriter
Mahalia Simpson, New Zealand pop singer ("X Factor Australia")
(Mahalia) Lucille Spann, American blues singer
Mahalia Ann Hines, American educator; mother of rapper Common

Pop Culture References for the name Mahalia

"mahal" means love in Filipino.