A girl's name used
in France, Holland, the Philippines. It could be a short form of Maria Luisa, Maria Lourdes, Mary Lou, etc.
"Narrative: The original Miryam of the Hebrew scriptures was sister to Moses and Aaron. Some scholars believe her name
, and those
of her brothers, could have originated
in the ancient Egyptian language, and that their meanings
are lost. Others offer alternate interpretations, including ''rebellion'' and ''sea of bitterness.''
Various forms derived from Miryam -- Latin
Maria developed into
French Marie, then English
Christians, they are venerated as the name
of the mother of Jesus Christ. St. Jerome associated the Virgin's name
with the Latin
phrase stella maris (''star of the sea''), and this can be regarded as yet another meaning that inspired the widespread use of so many forms of this name
." - www.babynamer.com/Malou
just gave birth to a baby
John: Do you know who they named
Jane: They called her Malou, after her mother, Maria and her mother in law, Luisa.