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Gender: M Meaning of Malachi: "my messenger" Origin of Malachi: Hebrew Malachi's Popularity in 2015: #162

An Old Testament name with a Gaelic lilt that's definitely on the rise; Malachi entered the list in 1987, and has been in the Top 200 since 2003.

In the Bible, Malachi (pronounced with the final syllable as EYE), was the last of the twelve Hebrew prophets, who foretold the coming of Christ.

In Anthony Trollope's Phineas Finn, Malachi is the name of the hero's father, and in James Joyce's Ulysses, Malachi Mulligan is a medical student. The lighter-hearted Irish version is usually spelled Malachy.

Famous People Named Malachi

Malachi, Biblical prophet, author of the Book of Malachi in the Old Testament
Malachi Fallon, the first chief of police of San Francisco
Father Malachi Martin (1921-99), Catholic exorcist and author
Zion Malachi Airamis Wade, son of Dwyane Wade

Pop Culture References for the name Malachi

The Book of Malachi, last book of the Old Testament
Malachai Boardman, evil boy in the film "Children of the Corn"
Malachi "Mal" Fallon, detective in the popular EA Games iPhone app game Cause of Death
Malachi Constant, wealthy protagonist in Kurt Vonnegut's award-winning novel "The Sirens of Titan"
Malachi "Old Glos" Trenglos, title character of the short story "Malachi's Cove" (1867) by Anthony Trollope
Malachi Hennesey, Mr Dooley's colleague and confidante in "Mr Dooley in Peace and in War" (1898) by Peter Finlay Dunne
The Malachai is the species name of Nick's father (and consequently Nick himself) in the Chronicle sof Nick by Sherrilyn (sp?) Kenyon