Hebrew, variation of Mahala
"tenderness, affection"

Mahalia Origin and Meaning

The name Mahalia is girl's name of Greek origin meaning "tenderness, affection".
An underused Biblical name, probably because it's so tightly identified with the Queen of gospel singers, Mahalia Jackson. Other variations include Mahalah, Mahayla, Mahila, Mahilia, Mehalia, Mahali, and Mahalya.

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Famous People Named Mahalia

  • Mahalia JacksonAmerican gospel singer
  • Mahalia Violet BarnesAustralian singer,songwriter
  • Mahalia SimpsonNew Zealand pop singer ("X Factor Australia")
  • (Mahalia) Lucille SpannAmerican blues singer
  • Mahalia Ann HinesAmerican educator; mother of rapper Common

Mahalia in Pop Culture

  • "mahal" means love in Filipino.