A spelling variation of Malia, which is the Hawaiian version of Mary, meaning “bitter.” Your little Maleah won’t be bitter, though, unless it’s because you didn’t stick with the traditional spelling of her name.
Mal, Mali, Leah.
Famous people named Maleah:
There are no famous Maleahs, but there's a famous Malia - as in Malia Obama, daughter of former U.S. President Barack Obama.
Maleah is the third most popular spelling of this name: first is Malia, followed by Maliyah.