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What does Malachi mean?

Malachi \m(a)-la-chi\ 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.


Variations

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

For more information, see also related boy names Malak and Malik.


Popularity

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)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Malachi for boys. Malachi reached its peak rank of #150 in the U.S. in 2006, and is currently at #179. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Malachi name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Malachi and associated names. Malaki and Malik (#376 last year) are the popular related forms of Malachi (#179 last year) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread in the year 2007 (usage of 0.5963%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.4817%, down 19.2%), with the form Malaki becoming less fashionable. Malachi (#179) and Malik (#376) are two of the more fashionable baby names among these, and there is a resurgence in baby name usage for Malachi. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Malachi, Malaki, Malik in U.S.

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

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