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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, gospel singer

Pop Culture References for the name Mahalia

"mahal" means love in Filipino.