Girl Baby Name

Maliah

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Quick Facts on Maliah

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 793
Pronunciation:
mә-LEE-uh
Simple meaning:
Beloved (Mary)

Characteristics of Maliah

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Maliah

By tacking on an “h” to the end of Malia, Maliah is meant to be a little more elaborate. Malia is the Hawaiian name for Mary; Maliah is more of a “mainland” rendition. The traditional 12-lettered Hawaiian alphabet is only composed of five vowels (A, E, I, O, U) and seven consonants (H, K, L, M, N, P, W), so when English-speaking explorers and missionaries came to the islands bringing their Christian given names (i.e., Mary), they had to be transliterated from English into Hawaiian. Since there is no R or Y in the Hawaiian alphabet, Mary morphed into Malia. American parents discovered the pretty little Hawaiian name in the late 1970s and have since repurposed it with a variety of new spellings (Maliah, Maliyah, Maleah, etc). Americans especially are very fond of respellings. It gets a little confusing for the rest of us, but c'est la vie, right?

Popularity of the Name Maliah

Usage of the name Malia in the U.S. has largely been influenced by the First Family. One of Barack and Michelle Obama’s daughters is named Malia and, although the name was already trending upwards, it got a big push in 2009 (the year the Obama’s entered the White House. 2009 also happens to be the year that Maliah (with an “h”) showed up to the dance party. The Maliah spelling is not as preferred as Malia, Maliyah and Maleah, but it has managed to eke out a spot on the Top 1000 list (however low).
Popularity of the Girl Name Maliah
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Maliah

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Personality of the Girl Name Maliah

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

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