US Popularity:5365
Meaning:Chief; Prince
Maela is a gender-neutral name endowed with the mythical sound of an ancient tongue. Old Celtic in origin, Maela stems from the Breton name Maël*,* which means "prince" or "chief." Across Celtic lands, Maela morphs and changes as it is born by kings and saints alike. It's perhaps worn best by the 10th-century high king of Ireland, Máel Sechnaill Mac Domnaill. The predecessor to Brian Boru, Máel famously won Gaelic Irish control of Dublin in 980, freeing all enslaved Gaels so they should find peace and comfort.

Maela Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Maela is currently #4700 on The Bump
Boy:Maela is currently #2619 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Maela is currently #3162 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Maela is currently #5365 in U.S. births
Girl:Maela is currently #3057 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 2827
from 2022
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