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Gender: F Meaning of Malia: "bitter" Origin of Malia: Hawaiian variation of Mary Malia's Popularity in 2016: #259

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, it is now in the Top 300.

Famous People Named Malia

Malia Ann Obama, daughter of 44th 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
diminutive of Amalia
Malia Fitzpatrick, daughter of Maggie Gyllenhaal's character in the 2012 movie "Won't Back Down"