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Girl Name: Mahalia

Name: Mahalia
Pronunciation: \ma-halia, maha-lia\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: tender one
Origin: Hebrew
Sounds Like: Mihalia, Mahalya
Variant forms: Mahala, Mahalah, Mahalath, Mahali, Mahalee, Mahaliah, Mahalla, Mahelia, Mehalia
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 4131


Mahalia \ma-halia, maha-lia\ as a girl's name is pronounced ma-HAL-yah, ma-HAYL-yah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Mahalia is "tender one". Also possibly from an Aramaic name meaning "marrow". Biblical name that was well used in the 19th century. Singer Mahalia Jackson.

Mahalia has 9 variant forms: Mahala, Mahalah, Mahalath, Mahali, Mahalee, Mahaliah, Mahalla, Mahelia and Mehalia.

Baby names that sound like Mahalia are Mihalia and Mahalya.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Mahalia.


Mahalia is a somewhat popular first name for women (#4131 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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