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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.

Baby names that sound like Mordecai are Murdock and Murdoch.

Popularity of Mordecai

Mordecai is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#27351 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Mordecai
Popularity of Mordecai