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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Maliyah

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  • A submission from Australia says the name Maliyah means "Love in god" and is of Zimbabwe origin.
  • According to a user from Georgia, United States, the name Maliyah is of English origin and means "Beloved".
  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Maliyah is of Hawaiian origin and means "To live freely".
Other origins: African

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  1. A female given name

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1994 21 21 0
1995 24 24 0
1996 37 37 0
1997 69 69 0
1998 78 78 0
1999 87 87 0
2000 123 123 0
2001 190 190 0
2002 249 249 0
2003 296 296 0
2004 260 260 0
2005 295 295 0
2006 306 306 0
2007 384 384 0
2008 481 481 0
2009 1,116 1,116 0
2010 889 889 0
2011 912 912 0
2012 823 823 0
2013 795 795 0
2014 734 734 0
2015 727 727 0
2016 755 755 0
2017 786 786 0

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International Interest for Maliyah

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Popularity of Maliyah as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Maliyah

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  • How Popular is the name Maliyah? Maliyah is the 2,426th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Maliyah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,437 babies born with the first name Maliyah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maliyah to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maliyah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 21 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Maliyah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maliyah was in 2009 with a total of 1,116 babies. That's a lot of babies named Maliyah!
  • Random Maliyah Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maliyah ranks 71st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 36 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Maliyah: Your name in reverse order is Hayilam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lmiyaha. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Maliyah born Aug 26, 1973

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 Northern Australia approximately on 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.