Malachi - boys name

Malachi name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Malachi name meaning:

The name Malachi is of Hebrew origin and has a significant meaning behind it. It is derived from the Hebrew name "Mal'akhi" which translates to "my messenger" or "messenger of God." In the Bible, Malachi is the name of one of the twelve minor prophets and the last book of the Old Testament.

The name Malachi carries a sense of importance and divine purpose. It signifies a person who is chosen to deliver divine messages or act as a mediator between God and humanity. Individuals named Malachi are often believed to possess special qualities that enable them to be like messengers, conveying wisdom, guidance, and prophetic insights.

Parents who choose the name Malachi for their son may hope that he will possess qualities such as leadership, spiritual insight, and a strong connection to a higher power. This name can inspire a sense of responsibility and purpose, encouraging the child to embrace their potential as a messenger of something greater than themselves.

Origin: Biblical

My messenger, my angel.


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Malachi , Malachy

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Overall UK ranking: 356 out of 4789

126 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Malachi

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