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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Affection

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Mahalia

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Mahalia in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Mahalia:

  • Records indicate that 10 girls in the United States have been named Mahalia since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1881, when 5 people in the U.S. were given the name Mahalia. Those people are now 140 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      2 Positive Comments

  • ""hi my name is mahalia and a lot of pepole say it wrong and i am getting tired of correcting everyone. there are very few people who actually get my name right on the first try. But, i am VERY proud of my name. my name is pronounced ma-ha-lee-ah but some of my tecachers pronounce it ma-ha-lee-ya. people think it is hawaiian but it is jewish" Jul. 26, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "was just wondering how this name is pronounced ?? like ma-haah-lia or ma-hay-lia ?? thanks (:" Sep. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

      6 Neutral Comments

  • "Mahalia is my middle name. I was named after Mahalia Jackson so it?s pronounced muh-hay-lee-uh. A lot of people tend to pronounce it muh-hall-lee-uh. My nickname is Mae." Jun. 9, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Mahalia and the amount of people who say it incorrectly drives me crazy. My nickname is Mahli, pronounced Mar-lee but my real name is pronounced Ma-har-lee-ah" Jun. 2, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My parents changed the spelling to Mahailia so it would be pronounced Mah-hay-lee-ah" Jan. 14, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Mahalelah and people say and spell it wrong all the time. My family and friends call me Mah but my name is pronounce like Ma- hah- lee- ah" Dec. 16, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "i know a girl whose nickname is marley and someone messaged me saying that her name was mahalia but doesnt know how its pronounced.. im assuming its ma-hah-lee-ya but my friend says mahalia jacksons name is said ma-hay-lee-ya... ?!?!?!" Oct. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mahalia Jackson the African-American gospel singer bore this name. She died in 1972 aged 61." Jun. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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