The meaning of ancient Sanskrit name Malaya is fragrance. Malaya also refers to sandalwood tree.
Malaya is found to be referred in Mahabharata (महाभारत), Unadi-Sutra (उणादि-सूत्र) and Kavya literature where Malaya shows a mountain range of western ghats.
Malaya is also mentioned in writings of Lexicographers like Halayudh and Hemchandra where Malaya refers to someone or something of another country.
This name also founds reference in Bhagvat Puran where Malaya is the name of son of a person whose name is Rishabh.
Mention of Malaya is found also in various epics of Hindu mythology as nae of several people.
According to the graph shown here Malaya is a highly famous name in the USA. This name is used by more than 1000 people of the USA as the name of their children. This is a somewhat famous name in India as it is used by nearly 225 people in India as the name of their babies.
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