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Mordecai 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 has 3 variant forms: Mordechai, Mordy and Mort.
Popularity of Mordecai
Mordecai is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#27351 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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