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

The name Mahalia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "tenderness, affection". Mahalia and is often added to lists like Musician Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents".

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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.

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Fluffykitten101 Says:


Such a great alternative to Makayla, Hayley and Layla! I also love the similar sounding Eulalia. Mahalia is gorgeous!

iipostmvh Says:


I wonder, if unfamiliar with Mahalia Jackson, if there would be pronunciation issues. If it weren't for her I think I'd want to say ma-ha-lia/ma-Hal-ya