Malachy - boys name

Malachy name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 74%

Malachy name meaning:

The name Malachy is of Irish origin and its meaning can be interpreted in several ways. One possible meaning of the name Malachy is "servant of Saint Malachy", as it is derived from the Irish name Máel Máedóc, which means "follower" or "devotee" of Saint Malachy. Saint Malachy was an Irish saint and bishop who lived in the 12th century and is regarded as the patron saint of the Archdiocese of Armagh.

Another interpretation of the name Malachy is "angel" or "messenger of God", as it is derived from the Hebrew word "mal'akh" which means "angel". This meaning suggests a connection to spirituality and divine messages.

Overall, the name Malachy carries connotations of devotion, spirituality, and divine guidance. It is a strong and unique name that reflects the rich cultural and historical heritage of Ireland.

Origin: Hebrew

Variant of Malachi: Messenger of God. The title of the last book in the Old Testament.


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Overall UK ranking: 1250 out of 4789

21 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (401)

Historical popularity of Malachy

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