Name: Mali

Origin and Meaning of the Name Mali

  • Meaning:
    Flower
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Nickname for Mair (Mary)
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (mah LEE); (MAL ee)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Mali)
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Miscellaneous Info for Mali

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  • Used in:
    English, Thai and Welsh speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    A Thai name meaning 'flower'. It can also be a pet form of the Hungarian Amalia, or the Welsh Mair (which is the Welsh form of Mary, meaning Mali is roughly equivalent to Molly in English). The Republic of Mali is a country in West Africa, but this is generally not the reason for it being given as a name. Probably a good thing, as apparently the country is named for the Bambara vocabulary word 'mali', meaning hippopotamus.

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