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Gender: Female Meaning of Malia: "bitter" Origin of Malia: Hawaiian variation of Mary Malia's Popularity in 2018: #254

The name Malia is a girl's name of Hawaiian origin meaning "bitter". Malia is ranked #254 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 "Middle name for a First name!".

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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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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.