Malachi

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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, 1st chief of police of San Francisco, USA
Malachi Brendan Martin, Irish-American priest and author
Malachi Pearson, American voice actor
Malachi Throne, American actor
Malachi Favors, American jazz bassist
Zion Malachi Airamis Wade, son of basketball player 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 iniPhone app game Cause of Death
Malachi Constant, wealthy protagonist in Kurt Vonnegut's "The Sirens of Titan"
Malachi "Old Glos" Trenglos, main haracter in "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
Malachi, tiny prophet created by Bender in an episode of TV's "Futurama"
The Malachai, species name in The Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon