Hawaiian variation of Mary

Malia Origin and Meaning

The name Malia is girl's name of Hawaiian origin meaning "bitter".
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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Famous People Named Malia

  • Malia Ann Obamadaughter of former U.S. president Barack Obama
  • Malia JonesAmerican model and surfer
  • Malia HosakaAmerican pro wrestler
  • Malia Scotch MarmoAmerican screenwriter
  • Malia MetellaFrench Olympic swimmer
  • Lee Maliaguitarist of British metalcore band Bring Me the Horizon

Malia in Pop Culture

  • Malia Tatecharacter on TV's "Teen Wolf"
  • Malia Clarkcharacter in Kristen Ashley's Rock Chick series
  • Malia Fitzpatrickcharacter in the 2012 movie "Won't Back Down"