Name: Malaysia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Malaysia

  • Meaning:
    Sandalwood trees
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  • Pronunciation:
    (ma LAYZH ah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Malaysia

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Comes from the name Malaya, which is a comination of two Tamil words, Malay or Malai (hill) and ur (town); thus meaning "hilltown".

Popularity Rank of Malaysia (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Malaysia - Rankings by Year

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(Source: U.S. SSA)
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