Malaya Origin and Meaning

The name Malaya is a girl's name of Filipino origin meaning "free".

Deriving from the same East Asian root as Malaysia and Malay, Malaya is a name that recalls the more popular Maya and the name of 2014 Nobel Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai. It first appeared in the US Top 1000 in 2006.

# 847 in the US

Malaya Rank in US Top 1000

Malaya Popularity

Malaya in Pop Culture

  • Malaya Pinedaa character from "Code Black" played by Melanie Chandra