Malia

Malia - A very unique female name



  Jan 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Malia, meaning bitter, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1954 on position #1851. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Malia and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Malia? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Malia. The baby girl name Malia was given to 836 baby girls in 2012, ranking #359 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,690 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Malia peaked in popularity 8 years ago in 2009 on position 190.



Famous with this name

Malia Pyles
Malia Tyler
Sandie Malia


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Malia is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Malia is currently topping the baby name charts in Hawaii at position #21 - and is the least popular in Kentucky at position #611.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Malia is where you live.


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Malia origin and meaning

Malia is a 5 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means bitter. To see famous people named Malia, pop culture references for the name Malia and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Malia

We've found the following names that sound similar to Malia, sorted by popularity.

Molly / Mollie / Millie / Miley / Mila / Manuela / Maliyah / Myla / Maleah / Mylee /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012359
2011312
2010301
2009190
2008338
2007398
2006408
2005414
2004443
2003423
2002428
2001460
2000490
1999583
1998653
1997710
1996821
1995941
19941059
19931102
19921061
19911080
19901120
19891049
19881155
19871073
19861387
19851103
19841006
1983956
1982896
19811047
19801114
19791012
1978931
1977965
19761127
19751225
19741115
19731103
19721096
19711300
19701426
19691261
19681549
19671228
19661362
19651296
19642004
19631543
19621478
19611564
19601767
19581667
19571410
19561268
19551173
19541851

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Hawaii21
Georgia202
Oregon209
Nevada219
Washington224
Maryland252
Missouri277
New Jersey280
California286
Massachusetts302
Minnesota337
Kansas337
Iowa340
New York353
Ohio356
Illinois368
North Carolina377
Virginia385
Colorado397
Michigan398
Pennsylvania413
Tennessee415
Arizona427
Louisiana427
Alabama448
Florida453
Utah464
South Carolina464
Indiana466
Wisconsin490
Mississippi526
Texas598
Kentucky611

Even more about Malia


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Malia a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Malia?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2009
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Malia
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,690
Letter count 5
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1954
2012 births +836

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