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What does Malachi mean?

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

Affiliated boy names: Malak and Malik.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Malchi, Mallachi, ..

(female) Malami, Malasha, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history 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 2000 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 history of Malachi and associated names. Malachy, Malaki (#1132 from recent data) and Malik (#376) are the popular related forms of Malachi (#179 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 25%), but with the form Malik becoming less fashionable. Malachi is the most fashionable baby name 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.