Malaya Origin and Meaning

The name Malaya is girl's name of Filipino origin meaning "free".
Deriving from the same East Asian root as Malaysia and Malay, Malaya is a name that recalls the more popular Maya and the name of 2014 Nobel Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai. It first appeared in the US Top 1000 in 2006.
# 710 in the US

Malaya Rank in US Top 1000

Malaya Popularity

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Malaya in Pop Culture

  • Malaya Pinedaa character from "Code Black" played by Melanie Chandra