Girl Baby Name

Maliyah

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Quick Facts on Maliyah

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • African-American
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 387
Pronunciation:
mah-LEE-ah
Simple meaning:
Beloved (Mary); Calm, Peaceful (Hawaiian)

Characteristics of Maliyah

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Maliyah

Maliyah is a 21st century American coinage, particularly popular among African-Americans. For the most part, Maliyah follows the same trendy invention of other such names within the Black community: Aaliyah, Jaliyah, Kaliyah and Taliyah. Maliyah could also be considered a whimsical respelling of Malia which is the Hawaiian form of Mary. The name Mary comes from the Biblical Miriam; whose etymological roots probably stem from the Egyptian element “myr” meaning ‘beloved’. Furthermore, the Hawaiian word “malie” means ‘calm and peaceful’.

Popularity of the Name Maliyah

Maliyah did not appear on the American female naming charts until 2002. As already mentioned, Maliyah is mainly used in the same vein as other “-liyah” suffix names. However, her advancement up the charts has likely been bolstered by the growing popularity of Malia (in part thanks to our first African-American president Barack Obama who has a daughter named Malia). He hails from the Aloha state of Hawaii, so it’s a fitting name for one of his charming daughters. The name Maliyah has done quite well on the charts, and her usage has shown strong growth in a short period of time. It is a trendy name, and as such, we expect to see her decline once the “Malia” type names have been exhausted. The spelling of Maliyah is probably one of the most fanciful forms of this name on the charts today. It’s a lovely sounding name, with a calm and relaxed quality.
Popularity of the Girl Name Maliyah
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Maliyah

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Maliyah

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  • Famous People Named Maliyah

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    Famous People Named Maliyah - Maliyah Herrin (conjoined twin)

  • Children of Famous People Named Maliyah

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Personality of the Girl Name Maliyah

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Variations of the Baby Name - Maliyah

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