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Pronunciation for Malie

provwifeprovwife member
edited October 2014 in Baby Names
I came across Malie on Behind The Name. It's a Hawiian name but wondering how you would pronounce it.

Pronunciation for Malie 220 votes

M-ah-LEE (close to Molly but more LEE sound)
18% 40 votes
M-ally (Rhymes with Cali)
34% 76 votes
May-lee (like Kaylie)
39% 87 votes
something else
7% 17 votes

Re: Pronunciation for Malie

  • I'm realizing I hyphenated oddly. Sorry about that. Hope you understand what I'm getting at lol.
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  • What about Mallory instead?
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  • I'm just asking how it's pronounced.
  • BananaLettuceBananaLettuce member
    edited October 2014
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    According to this site, not sure how reputable, it's pronounced Mah-lee-ee.

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  • So like Molly @BananaLettuce‌ ? And I love Leilani too! I went to high school with a girl name Leilani otherwise I would have totally considered it for DD1
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  • provwife said:

    So like Molly @BananaLettuce‌ ? And I love Leilani too! I went to high school with a girl name Leilani otherwise I would have totally considered it for DD1

    I edited my post. I found a page of Hawaiian names. See above. :)

    I have a soft spot for Hawaiian names. There is something so sweet and pure about them.
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  • provwife said:

    So like Molly @BananaLettuce‌ ? And I love Leilani too! I went to high school with a girl name Leilani otherwise I would have totally considered it for DD1

    I edited my post. I found a page of Hawaiian names. See above. :)

    I have a soft spot for Hawaiian names. There is something so sweet and pure about them.
    Me too! And thank you!
  • I'm Hawaiian. It's pronounced mah-LEE-ay. It's really pretty.
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  • *edited According to this site, not sure how reputable, it's pronounced Mah-lee-ee. https://www.alohafriends.com/names_traditional.html
    Oh man, that's so wrong. The author of that website cannot be Hawaiian.
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  • @kj808‌, do you know if Oliana is a Hawaiian name? I saw it somewhere and thought it was pretty. I think it means Oleander.
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  • At first I thought rhymes with Cali, but then after reading that it's Hawaiian, I thought rhymes with Holly.

    Mali in Thai (pronounced like Molly but a longer eee sound) means Jasmine. Just a little unsolicited piece of trivia.
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  • @kj808‌, do you know if Oliana is a Hawaiian name? I saw it somewhere and thought it was pretty. I think it means Oleander.
    I've heard it used as a name before and yes it does mean oleander.

    If you'd like to find out the meanings to Hawaiian words this is a MUCH more reputable source: https://wehewehe.org/

    And I love that people are interested in the Hawaiian language and Hawaiian names :)

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  • Another Hawaiian and Hawaii resident, seconding the "mah-LEE-ay" pronunciation. The mah is maybe even closer to "muh".


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