Other Origin(s):Hawaiian, Latin
Meaning:Of the sea; Bitter; Beloved
Maliyah is a feminine name of American origin that means "of the sea," "bitter," or "beloved," making it an option with plenty of room for interpretation. It is a variation of the Hawaiian name Malia, which is derived from the Latin Maria, giving this name traditional connotations and a long and exciting history. A notable namesake includes Malia Obama, the daughter of the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama. Melodic and meaningful, Maliyah is a beautiful name that provides plenty of opportunity for baby to make it their own.
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