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Origin of the name MALA.
Etymology of the name MALA.
Meaning of the baby name MALA.

  

MALA.  m.  Native American Tsimshian name, possibly meaning "moves quickly." (Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, v.31, 1910).

MALA.  Unisex.  African.  A Congo form of biblical Mara (q.v.), cognate with Mary (q.v.), meaning "bitter." (A Method of Transliteration of the Proper Names of Scripture into Congo Languages, Whitehead, 1903).
    m.  Mala Kachalla (d. 2007), was governor of Borno State, Nigeria.
    f.  Mary Ellen "Mala" Powers (d. 2007), was an American actress.  Mala Gaonkar Haarmann, an American businesswoman. (Wiki)

MALA (माला).  Unisex.  A Malaysian name meaning "mountain."  Usage:  India, Malaysia.
    Mala Sinha, an Indian actress.  Mala Aravindan, a Malayalam actor. (Wiki)

... The Malayalam people call themselves Orang Malayu, "mountain men."  Cf. Tamil málai, "mountains."  Malwa is a South Indian district signifying the "mountainous country."  Pacha-Málai "green mountains," Ana-Málai "elephant mountains," are both in Southern India. (Names and Their Histories, Taylor, 1896).

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