"follower of Marduk"

Mordecai Origin and Meaning

The name Mordecai is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "follower of Marduk".

Mordecai, although it has a noble heritage, has never caught on in this country, because of its rather weighty image.

Mordecai is a symbolic name for boys born on the holiday of Purim, because this cousin of Queen Esther helped her save the Jews from destruction at the hands of Haman.

Mordecai Richler was a Canadian author and screenwriter whose best known work is The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.

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Famous People Named Mordecai

  • Mordecaiwho returned to Judah with Zerubbabel (Nehemiah 7:7)
  • Mordecaiservant of King Ahasuerus (possibly Xerxes I); cousin of Queen Esther, who helped save the Hebrews
  • Mordecai RichlerCanadian author, screenwriter and essayist
  • Mordecai Peter Centennial "Three Finger" BrownAmerican baseball player
  • Mordecai Menahem KaplanLithuanian,American rabbi and educator

Mordecai in Pop Culture

  • Mordecai the Blue Jaycharacter on TV's "Regular Show"
  • MordecaiRichie's pet hawk in movie "The Royal Tenenbaums"
  • Mordecaicharacter in video game "Borderlands"
  • Mordecai Ali van Allen O'Sheamade,up name from "Oh the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss
  • Mordecai CohenMirah's consumptive brother, a visionary young Jew, in "Daniel Deronda" (1874,6) by George Eliot
  • Mr Mordecaicharacter in "The Absentee" (1812) by Maria Edgeworth
  • Mordecai Himmelfarbex,professor of English, a Jewish immigrant to Austria, in Patrick White's "Riders in the Chariot" (1961)
  • Mordecai Joneslegendary con man in "The Ballad of the Flim,Flam Man" (1965, rev. 1967) by Guy Owen