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Gender: Male Meaning of Malachi: "my messenger" Origin of Malachi: Hebrew Malachi's Popularity in 2017: #153

The name Malachi is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "my messenger". Malachi is ranked #153 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF".

From the experts:

An Old Testament name with a Gaelic lilt, Malachi entered the list in 1987.

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.

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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, boy in the film "Children of the Corn"
Malachi "Mal" Fallon, detective in game Cause of Death
Malachi Constant, in Kurt Vonnegut's "The Sirens of Titan"
Malachi "Old Glos" Trenglos, in Anthony Trollope's "Malachi's Cove"
Malachi, main character in "Camp Weedonwantcha"
Malachi Hennesey, in "Mr Dooley in Peace and in War" by Peter Finlay Dunne
Malachi, tiny prophet created by Bender in an episode of TV's "Futurama"
The Malachai, in The Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Malachi, character in Aphmau's YouTube series