Maliyah: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Maliyah

An alternative spelling of Malia, this name is said to mean “calm and peaceful” in Hawaiian and also is the Hawaiian form of Mary, which means “beloved.” So either way, you’re in good shape with this one — hopefully you’ll get a calm, peaceful baby (because we know she’s already beloved).

Nicknames:

Mimi, Mel, Mal.

Famous people named Maliyah:

Malia Obama, Daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama.

Fun fact:

Malia Obama is currently a student at Harvard.

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