All About The Name Mahalia

A cross between two biblical names: Mahali (Exodus 6:19) and Mahalah (1 Chronicles 7:18). This name is borne by several characters in the Bible including: Mahalah, the granddaughter of Manasseh, Joseph’s first-born son and Mahalath, the daughter of Ishmael, son of Hagar. The name is also possibly derived from Hebrew mā’lu > machlâh, meaning “weary, weak, sick”.

Meaning: Tenderness

Origin: Hebrew

Gender: Girl

Current Popularity: Not in the US top 1,000 names

Middle Name Possibilities: Noelle


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