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

Mahalia Origin and Meaning

The name Mahalia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "tenderness, affection".

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:

2016-10-09T20:21:50

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

iipostmvh Says:

2015-11-11T02:24:59

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