Thank you so much for that! :) You have just made me even more fond of the name. I am truly grateful - it is so nice that people are doing their best to be helpful. The more information I find, the more I think Malina is a very interesting name with hidden depths. I have discovered Hawaiian, Hindi, Hewbrew, Yiddish, Polish, possibly Scottish and now Inuit origins (or at least an Inuit link).
I now have a possibly interesting question. I wonder which name has the most number of independent origins?