First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Malala mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Malala

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  • A submission from Hawaii, United States says the name Malala means "Charcoal".
  • A submission from Idaho, United States says the name Malala means "Empowered and civilized".
Other origins: Urdu, English, and African

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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Malala

Malala Yousafzai is a student, humanitarian, former blogger for bbc urdu, bbc, and former blogger forbbcurdu. Malala was born as the child of Ziauddin Yousafzai on July 12th, 1997 in Mingora.


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Fun Facts about the name Malala

  • How Popular is the name Malala? Malala is the 47,948th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Malala have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 48 babies born with the first name Malala in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Malala? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2013 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Malala first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Malala is Thursday, April 14th, 1898.
  • What year had the most people named Malala born? The highest recorded use of the first name Malala was in 2014 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Malala: Your name in reverse order is Alalam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Allama. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Malala born Nov 11, 2008

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yukon approximately on 1725. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.