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Gender: Female Meaning of Malia: "bitter" Origin of Malia: Hawaiian variation of Mary Malia's Popularity in 2017: #215

The name Malia is a girl's name of Hawaiian origin meaning "bitter". Malia is ranked #215 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Makes Grandma Mary or Maria's name fresh and modern. A fairly unusual name made more familiar by one of Barack and Michelle Obama's young daughters.

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Famous People Named Malia

Malia Ann Obama, daughter of former U.S. president Barack Obama
Malia Jones, American model and surfer
Malia Hosaka, American pro wrestler
Malia Scotch Marmo, American screenwriter
Malia Metella, French Olympic swimmer
Lee Malia, guitarist of British metalcore band Bring Me the Horizon

Pop Culture References for the name Malia

Malia Tate, character on TV's "Teen Wolf"
Malia Clark, character in Kristen Ashley's Rock Chick series
Malia Fitzpatrick, character in the 2012 movie "Won't Back Down"


LavenderLullabies Says:


That's my name! ^-^

lissrose30 Says:


This name sounds really pretty

indiefendi2 Says:


It's taken me 6 years but I finally see the beauty and serenity of this name.