Meaning and Name Origin
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.
Malachi is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#25352 out of 88799, Top 29%). (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)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Malachi and associated names. Popular related forms of Malachi (#179 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Malaki and Malik (#376 last year). Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread in 2007 and has become significantly less since, with the form Malaki becoming less fashionable. Malachi (#179) and Malik (#376) are two of the more fashionable baby names among these, with Malachi enjoying a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)