[ 3 syll. ma-la-ya, mal-aya ] The baby girl name Malaya is pronounced as Maa-LAA-Yaa- †. Malaya is primarily used in English, Indian, and Hawaiian, and it is of Tagalog origin. Malaya's meaning is free.
Malaya is a Hawaiian form of the African, English, Hawaiian, Spanish, Swahili, and Zuni name Malia.
Malaya is somewhat popular as a baby name for girls. The name has been growing in popularity since the 2000s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2009 with 0.019% of baby girls being named Malaya. It ranked at #755 then. In 2012, its usage was 0.018% and its ranking #787. Among the group of girl names directly related to Malaya, Malia was the most popular. In 2012, the name was thrice as popular as Malaya.
Baby names that sound like Malaya include Maelea, Maeleah, Mahala, Mahalah, Mahaleel, Mahalla, Mahalya, Mahayla, Mahaylah, Mahela, Maheleel, Mahelia, Mahila, Mahlaha, Mahola, Maholah, Maholla, Mahollah, Malaia, and Malaleel.
† Pronunciation for Malaya: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)"