US Popularity:575
Other Origin(s):Hebrew
Meaning:Perhaps, probably; Of Maria; Wished-for child; Beloved; Star of the sea; Bitterness
Malia, a Hawaiian girl's name, means "perhaps" or "probably," but there'll be no maybes about how much you love them. A variant of Maria or Mary, it can also translate to "wished-for child," "beloved," "star of the sea," or "bitterness." It's perfect for paying tribute to any special Marys or Marias in your life. With this name, baby can set their sights on being the next Malia in the White House, after first daughter Malia Obama.

Malia Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Malia is currently #773 on The Bump
Girl:Malia is currently #571 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Malia is currently #575 in U.S. births
Girl:Malia is currently #273 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 8
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Ukulau Hawaiian Dictionaries, malia

  • WordSense, Malia

  • Behind the Name, Malia, June 2023

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Maria, October 2017

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Mary, December 2022

  • IMDb, Malia Obama

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