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Maleah is a melodic American name with Hawaiian and Hebrew origins that comes with a variety of spellings. It's been quite popular in the United States throughout the 2000s and 2010s, and it remains on the list of the top 1,000 baby names for girls. Part of that is due to presidential influence. Maleah pairs well with many middle names, but we like the way it sounds with one-syllable options, like Blayke, Anne, and Jade.

Meaning of the name Maleah:

Hawiian: Beloved

Origin of the name Maleah:

Maleah is an alternative spelling of the Hawaiian name Malia. Malia is actually a derivative of the Hebrew name Mary, which is thought to mean “beloved.”

Symbolism of the name Maleah:

Maleah could symbolize your passion for Hawaiian culture or travel. Because of its meaning, “beloved,” many new parents may see it as a fitting name for the new daughter because she is their beloved. Because it's derived from Mary, one of the most cherished biblical names, new parents of the Christian faith may find symbolism there.

Baby name Maleah

Style of the name Maleah:

Modern

Gender of the name Maleah:

Girls

Pronunciation of the name Maleah:

ma-LEE-ah

Number of syllables in the name Maleah:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Maleah:

The baby name Maleah evokes images of someone who is energetic and youthful.

Alternative spellings for the name Maleah:

  • Malia 
  • Maliah
  • Maliyah
  • Malea
  • Maleia

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Popularity of the name Maleah:

According to the Social Security Administration, Maleah has been a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States since 2002. It last ranked at number 869 in 2020.

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Great middle names for Maleah and their meanings:

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