Meaning:Woman from Magdala; The fifth month
Mala is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin. The feminine title is often associated with Mary Magdalene and is a variant of Madline. It’s meaning is “woman from Magdala” and “the fifth month.” While these may seen vague, we can undoubtedly say that the thought of the fifth month, marking the beginning of summer, definitely puts a spring in our step. Keeping this in mind, it makes sense that Mala is also a variant of the English name May. Mala has Sanskrit roots, too, where it means “necklace” or “garland,” connecting us back to vibrant images of summertime beauty.
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