Names of the Week
Fact of the Week
The fortune cookie was invented in San Francisco.  More

Malaya Meaning


Quick Facts







No. Of Syllables:


No. Of Letters:


Origin & Meaning

The name Malaya is of Filipino origin.

The meaning of Malaya is "free".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 636  in baby name popularity for girls with 446 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Malaya Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Malaya has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Malaya to other names.


What will your new little Malaya be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Children named Malaya are often adorable and ambitious but most of all they are  read more >>

Related Names

Other Tidbits

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Malaya in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Malaya.

Just for fun, see the name Malaya in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Malaya in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

Please refer to our Naming Tips page for more items to keep in mind when determining your baby's name.