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".
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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.