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Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts מַחְלָה (Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. MAH-lə (English), MAY-lə (English)

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name מַחְלָה (Machlah), possibly from חָלָה (chalah) meaning "weak, sick". This name is used in the Old Testament as both a feminine and masculine name. In some versions of the Bible the masculine name is spelled Mahalah.