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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.


Variations

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

For more on this name, 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 (#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)

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 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)

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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