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What does Malachi mean?

Malachi Pronunciation of Malachi [malachi] as a boys' name is pronounced MAL-a-kye. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Malachi is "messenger of God". Biblical: a prophet and writer of the final book of the Old Testament. Malachy (12th century) was an Irish saint. Author Malachi Martin.

Associated with: book (literary), old, irish (gaelic), saint.


Malachi has 9 variants: Malachie, Malachy, Malaki, Malakia, Malakie, Malaquias, Malechy, Maleki and Malequi.

Affiliated boy names: Malak and Malik.

Creative forms:
(male) Malchi, Melchi, ..

(female) Malacy, Malasi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Malachi Dyson (M.D.), ..

How popular is Malachi?

Malachi is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#38464 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Malachi reached its peak rank of #150 in the U.S. in 2006, and is currently at #162. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malachi name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Malachi outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Malachy, Malaki (#993 from recent data) and Malik (#379) are the popular related forms of Malachi (#162 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Malachi reached its most widespread in the year 1996 (adoption of 0.2%) and is almost as conventional today (adoption 0.2%, down 19%), but with the form Malik becoming less fashionable. Malachi and Malaki are two of the more fashionable baby names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malachi, Malachy, Malaki, Malik in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Malachi and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Baruchi, Jaladhi, Jeladhi (see Jaladhi), Machin, Mainchin, Makai, Makani, Makari, Malcam, Malchior, Malcom, Malki, Manoach, March, Melacio and Menashi. These names tend to be more frequently used than Malachi.

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