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What does Mordecai mean?

Mordecai Pronunciation of Mordecai as a boys' 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH little, follower (servant), biblical, pure


VARIANTS Mordechai, Mordy, Mort, Mortdecai



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How popular is Mordecai?

Mordecai is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#29325 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

The only prominent varying form of Mordecai (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 is Mordechai (#792 FROM CURRENT RECORDS). This form of Mordecai was favored in 2018. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mordechai in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mordecai and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Marcas, Marceau, Mardel, Marden, Marlea, Marsean, Mircea, Modesto, Mohegan, Mohican, Moray, More, Moreland, Morell, Morey, Morgan, Morgen, Mori, Morice, Moricz, Moriel, Morlee, Morleigh, Morley, Morrel, Morrell, Morrey, Morrgan, Morrice, Morse, Morten, Morven, Murdoch and Murdock. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mordecai.

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