Malu is a ♀ girl’s name.
Malu is originally considered a German short form of Marie-Luise, but is used as an independent name today. In Spain, Malu can be a diminutive of María Luisa or María Lucía and in Portugal of Maria Luísa, Maria Lúcia oder Maria de Lurdes. Malu is a Hawaiian name as well.
Malu means “sea of bitterness”, “drop of the sea”, “star of the sea”, “rebelliousness”, “exalted one” and “wished for child” (from Marie, María or Maria), “famous female warrior” (from Luisa, Luísa and Luise) and “light” (from Lucia, Lúcia or Lucía). In Hawaiian, Malu means “peace”.
If you want to give your daughter a modern and unusual name today, Malu is a good choice. Especially the multiple meanings like “peace” and “sea star” make the name Malu something very special. In addition to the spelling Malu, there is also the variant Malou. Malu Savannah, Malu Emily, Malu Amy, Malu Kristen or Malu Naomi can be given as second names.
The name Malu is ranked #717 overall.
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