Mahala

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3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
461
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mahala

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from South Carolina, United States says the name Mahala means "Woman" and is of Cherokee origin.
Other origins: Spanish

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Wiktionary
  1. A neighborhood or residential area in Balkan countries.

mahala was also found in the following language(s): Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, and Swahili

Notable Persons Named Mahala

Mahalia Jackson was a gospel music musician. She was most active from 1927 to 1971. Mahalia was given the name Mahala Jackson on October 26th, 1911 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. Mahalia is also known as Halie Jackson. She breathed her last breath on January 27th, 1972.

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Mahala was born on October 12th, 1912 in Montgomery, Alabama. She died on February 19th, 2007.

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Mahala was born on October 4th, 1948.

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Mahala Andrews was a in the field of vertebrate paleontology. Mahala was born in 1939. She died in 1997.

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How popular is the baby name Mahala in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 9 0
1881 13 13 0
1882 25 25 0
1883 20 20 0
1884 13 13 0
1885 17 17 0
1886 13 13 0
1887 17 17 0
1888 23 23 0
1889 13 13 0
1890 19 19 0
1891 22 22 0
1892 21 21 0
1893 17 17 0
1894 19 19 0
1895 14 14 0
1896 17 17 0
1897 17 17 0
1898 22 22 0
1899 10 10 0
1900 17 17 0
1901 9 9 0
1902 11 11 0
1903 14 14 0
1904 9 9 0
1905 13 13 0
1906 22 22 0
1907 19 19 0
1908 15 15 0
1909 16 16 0
1910 12 12 0
1911 11 11 0
1912 19 19 0
1913 26 26 0
1914 16 16 0
1915 24 24 0
1916 18 18 0
1917 24 24 0
1918 21 21 0
1919 13 13 0
1920 23 23 0
1921 18 18 0
1922 17 17 0
1923 31 31 0
1924 19 19 0
1925 25 25 0
1926 19 19 0
1927 20 20 0
1928 13 13 0
1929 16 16 0
1930 16 16 0
1931 9 9 0
1932 11 11 0
1933 9 9 0
1934 13 13 0
1935 7 7 0
1937 11 11 0
1938 8 8 0
1939 9 9 0
1940 11 11 0
1941 15 15 0
1942 21 21 0
1943 5 5 0
1944 5 5 0
1945 9 9 0
1946 20 20 0
1947 19 19 0
1948 9 9 0
1949 9 9 0
1950 20 20 0
1951 13 13 0
1952 17 17 0
1953 12 12 0
1954 13 13 0
1955 12 12 0
1956 12 12 0
1957 9 9 0
1958 6 6 0
1959 13 13 0
1961 5 5 0
1962 13 13 0
1963 5 5 0
1964 8 8 0
1966 9 9 0
1968 6 6 0
1969 5 5 0
1970 12 12 0
1971 6 6 0
1972 8 8 0
1974 8 8 0
1975 7 7 0
1976 8 8 0
1977 16 16 0
1978 13 13 0
1979 14 14 0
1980 24 24 0
1981 9 9 0
1982 16 16 0
1983 6 6 0
1984 12 12 0
1985 12 12 0
1986 6 6 0
1987 11 11 0
1988 11 11 0
1989 13 13 0
1990 21 21 0
1991 19 19 0
1992 17 17 0
1993 19 19 0
1994 26 26 0
1995 31 31 0
1996 35 35 0
1997 50 50 0
1998 51 51 0
1999 68 68 0
2000 71 71 0
2001 57 57 0
2002 62 62 0
2003 72 72 0
2004 58 58 0
2005 64 64 0
2006 74 74 0
2007 53 53 0
2008 60 60 0
2009 55 55 0
2010 41 41 0
2011 32 32 0
2012 32 32 0
2013 27 27 0
2014 31 31 0
2015 27 27 0
2016 28 28 0
2017 38 38 0

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Popularity of Mahala as a first name

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Popularity of Mahala as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mahala U.S.
  White 94.36% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.08% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mahala

People with the last name Mahala are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Mahala

  • How Popular is the name Mahala? Mahala is the 5,594th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mahala was the 46,219th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mahala have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,696 babies born with the first name Mahala in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mahala to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mahala? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Mahala first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mahala is Tuesday, October 18th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Mahala born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mahala was in 2006 with a total of 74 babies.
  • Random Mahala Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mahala is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Mahala: Your name in reverse order is Alaham. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hlmaaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mahala? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 461 people with the last name Mahala.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mahala? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mahala as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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