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What does Malachi mean?

Malachi Pronunciation of Malachi 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH book (literary), old, irish (gaelic), saint


VARIANTS Malachie, Malachy, Malaki, Malakia, Malakie, Malaquias, Malechy, Maleki, Malequi

SEE ALSO Malak, Malik



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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)

Malachi reached its peak rank of #150 in the U.S. in 2006, and is currently at #155. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malachi name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Malachi outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Malachy, Malaki (#1148 FROM RECENT DATA) and Malik (#373) are the popular related forms of Malachi (#155) 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 17%), 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 sound-alike 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.

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