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Gender: F Pronunciation: muh-LAY-ah Meaning of Malaya: "free" Origin of Malaya: Filipino Malaya's Popularity in 2016: #663

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 and has consistently been on the list since 2009.

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Malaya Pineda, a character from "Code Black" played by Melanie Chandra

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