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Gender: F Meaning of Malaya: "free" Origin of Malaya: Filipino Malaya's Popularity in 2012: #787

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Goes Maya one better.

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While a perfectly beautiful sounding name in some countries, in Swahili, and the far reaches of east Africa where the language is spoken, it has the misfortune of literally meaning whore. As a much better suited substitute, the name Malaika is similar, yet means Angel in Swahili.

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