Mahlon Origin and Meaning

The name Mahlon is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "sickly".

Obscure Old Testament name -- he was the son of Naomi and the husband of Ruth -- that's become even more obscure over the past century, perhaps due to its unappealing meaning.

# 957 in the US

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Famous People Named Mahlon

  • MahlonBiblical husband of Ruth
  • Mahlon PitneyU.S. Congressman and Supreme Court justice
  • Mahlon DickersonU.S. Senator and governor of New Jersey
  • Mahlon Dickerson MansonU.S. Congressman from Indiana
  • Mahlon Nunnemacher KlineAmerican pharmaceutical executive at Smith Kline
  • Mahlon Preston Hamilton Jr.American actor
  • Mahlon Bush HoaglandAmerican biochemist who discovered tRNA
  • Mahlon ClarkAmerican clarinetist