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Gender: Male Meaning of Mahlon: "sickly" Origin of Mahlon: Hebrew

The name Mahlon is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "sickly". Mahlon and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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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.

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Famous People Named Mahlon

Mahlon, Biblical husband of Ruth
Mahlon Pitney, U.S. Congressman and Supreme Court justice
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Mahlon Dickerson Manson, U.S. Congressman from Indiana
Mahlon Nunnemacher Kline, American pharmaceutical executive at Smith Kline
Mahlon Preston Hamilton Jr., American actor
Mahlon Bush Hoagland, American biochemist who discovered tRNA
Mahlon Clark, American clarinetist

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