Gender: Male Pronunciation: MAL-uh-KITE Origin of Malachite: Gemstone name

Malachite Origin and Meaning

The name Malachite is a boy's name .

There aren't many gemstone names that are firmly masculine but Malachite is one of these. The gemstone is a rich green colour and is often used for decorative sculptures. The name is thought to derive from the name of the Mallow plant, the leaves of which resemble the patterns on the gemstone. The name is also similar to the Hebrew name Malachi.

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livialucille Says:


I'm not sure why Nameberry categorizes this as male only. It's a word with no pre-set gender, and on the show Steven Universe the character of Malachite is female.

Cerra White Says:


I totally read this name as "Mal-a-sh**". Whoops.

clairels Says:


Malachy is just as good, and isn't the name of a rock.

RoddyThlayli Says:


True, but it still sounds nice.

nukejello Says:


Mal also means bad.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I had a chicken named this. Mal is a nice nickname.