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Mahala

HeartMa-HAIL-ah
Hebrew and Arabic
"tender"

Mahala Origin and Meaning

The name Mahala is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "tender".
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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Mahala Popularity

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Lists containing Mahala

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Famous People Named Mahala

  • Mahala "Mahalia" JacksonAmerican gospel singer
  • Mahala "Haley" MullinsAmerican moonshiner
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Mahala in Pop Culture

  • Mahala "Mally" Trenglos (later Gunville)character in Trollope's 1867 short story "Malachi's Cove"
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