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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Malia

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  • A submission from Pakistan says the name Malia means "The one who attracts" and is of Unknown origin.
  • According to a user from New Zealand, the name Malia is of Hawaiian origin and means "Calm and Gentle Waters".

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Wiktionary
  1. A female given name derived from Hawaiian Malia.

Malia was also found in the following language(s): Translingual and Hawaiian

Notable Persons Named Malia

Malia Hosaka is a wrestler. Malia was born on October 7th, 1969 in Honolulu.

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Malia Cohen is a politician. Malia was born in 1977 in San Francisco.

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Malia was born on August 9th, 1993 in Kauai.

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Malia Metella is a swimmer. Malia was born on February 23rd, 1982 in Cayenne.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Malia

June Malia is an actress. June was born on June 24th, 1970 in Darjeeling.

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Martin was born in 1924. He passed away in 2004.

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Liz was born on September 30th, 1949.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1919 5 5 0
1946 5 5 0
1952 5 5 0
1954 48 48 0
1955 88 88 0
1956 68 68 0
1957 59 59 0
1958 33 33 0
1959 22 22 0
1960 32 32 0
1961 28 28 0
1962 47 47 0
1963 43 43 0
1964 37 37 0
1965 57 57 0
1966 41 41 0
1967 56 56 0
1968 44 44 0
1969 64 64 0
1970 63 63 0
1971 69 69 0
1972 91 91 0
1973 77 77 0
1974 99 99 0
1975 94 94 0
1976 107 107 0
1977 149 149 0
1978 141 141 0
1979 136 136 0
1980 149 149 0
1981 151 151 0
1982 164 164 0
1983 151 151 0
1984 146 146 0
1985 130 130 0
1986 108 108 0
1987 136 136 0
1988 142 142 0
1989 165 165 0
1990 159 159 0
1991 181 181 0
1992 189 189 0
1993 178 178 0
1994 190 190 0
1995 227 227 0
1996 269 269 0
1997 308 308 0
1998 353 353 0
1999 423 423 0
2000 541 541 0
2001 585 585 0
2002 682 682 0
2003 705 705 0
2004 681 681 0
2005 741 741 0
2006 783 783 0
2007 817 817 0
2008 968 968 0
2009 1,699 1,699 0
2010 1,073 1,073 0
2011 1,009 1,009 0
2012 898 898 0
2013 959 959 0
2014 954 954 0
2015 1,027 1,027 0
2016 1,229 1,229 0
2017 1,416 1,416 0

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Popularity of Malia as a first name

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Popularity of Malia as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Malia U.S.
  White 88.15% 64.26%
  African American 1.41% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Malia

People with the last name Malia are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Malia

  • How Popular is the name Malia? Malia is the 1,593rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Malia was the 28,100th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Malia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22,494 babies born with the first name Malia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Malia to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Malia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Malia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Malia is Wednesday, December 2nd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Malia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Malia was in 2009 with a total of 1,699 babies. That's a lot of babies named Malia!
  • Random Malia Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Malia ranks 47th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 16 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Malia: Your name in reverse order is Ailam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Limaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Malia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 852 people with the last name Malia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Malia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Malia as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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