Meaning and name origin
Mordecai \m(o)-rde-cai, mor-decai\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Mordecai is "little man". Also possibly "follower of Marduk, a god of the Babylonians". Biblical name. In the Talmud, the name is of Aramaic origin, from "mara dachya" meaning "pure myrrh", the aromatic resin which was used in incense.
Mordecai is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#27351 out of 88799, Top 31%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Mordecai and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Mordechai. (2014 statistics).