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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Malaysia

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Malaysia
A country in Southeast Asia including the former nation of Malaya on the Malay Peninsula, and part of Borneo; sometimes still referred to as Malaya.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957
Wiktionary

Somehow from Malaya +‎ -ia.

  1. A country in Southeast Asia. Official name: Malaysia.

Malaysia was also found in the following language(s): German, Indonesian, Malay, Manx, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Malaysia

Malaysia Vasudevan was a playback singer and actor. His career lasted from 1944 to 2011. Malaysia was born on June 15th, 1944 in Kuala Selangor. Malaysia is also known as Sathu Arumugam Nair. He passed away on February 20th, 2011.

Popularity:

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1987 8 8 0
1988 10 10 0
1989 23 23 0
1990 28 28 0
1991 42 42 0
1992 54 54 0
1993 59 59 0
1994 77 77 0
1995 78 78 0
1996 124 124 0
1997 125 125 0
1998 143 143 0
1999 152 152 0
2000 211 211 0
2001 194 194 0
2002 186 186 0
2003 200 200 0
2004 177 177 0
2005 234 234 0
2006 207 207 0
2007 177 177 0
2008 207 207 0
2009 212 212 0
2010 222 222 0
2011 266 266 0
2012 513 513 0
2013 633 633 0
2014 819 819 0
2015 722 722 0
2016 683 683 0

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Popularity of Malaysia as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Malaysia

  • How Popular is the name Malaysia? Malaysia is the 3,103rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Malaysia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,786 babies born with the first name Malaysia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Malaysia to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Malaysia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1987 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Malaysia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Malaysia is Wednesday, February 23rd, 1949.
  • What year had the most people named Malaysia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Malaysia was in 2014 with a total of 819 babies.
  • Random Malaysia Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Malaysia ranks 66th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 36 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Malaysia: Your name in reverse order is Aisyalam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aimylaas. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.