Meaning and Origin of: Maly

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Southeast Asian : Flower; smart; funny; lucky

Girl name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Czech (Malý) and Polish (Mały) : from the common Slavic adjective maly ‘small’ (Czech malý, Polish mały). This was both a nickname for a physically small man and a pet name for a child, which was sometimes retained into adult life. The cognate noun malec in Polish and Czech has the additional sense ‘lad’, which is probably also the origin of some surnames.