In addition, Malia is a variant transcription of Maria.
Malia is also an African, English, Hawaiian, Swahili, and Zuni variant transcription of the name Mary (English).
Malia has 20 variant transcriptions that are used in English and other languages. English variant transcriptions of Malia include Malea, Maleah (used in Hawaiian as well), Maleia, Maleigha, Maliah, Maliea, Maliya, Maliyah (used in Hawaiian as well), Mallea, Malleah, Malleia, Mallia, Malliah, Mallya, Malya, Malyah, and Maylia. Malaya (Hawaiian) and Malie (Hawaiian) are variant transcriptions of the name that are used in other languages. The spelling variant Mahlia (Hawaiian) is another foreign form.
Variant forms inherit the origin and thus the meaning of Malia.
Malia is popular as a baby girl name. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1990s. At the peak of its usage in 2009, 0.084% of baby girls were named Malia. It was #192 in rank then. In 2018, its usage was 0.069% and its ranking #254, and it was the 3rd most popular after Maria and Mary, out of all girl names in its family. In 2018, the name was twice as popular as Malia.
Baby names that sound like Malia include Malea, Maleah, Maelee, Mahala, Mahaleel, Malaya, Maleia, Malie, Malila, Maliyah, Manali, Manjuli, Manjulie, Manola, Manoli, Manuel, Melia, Melleney, Miliann, and Minali.
† Pronunciation for Malia: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"