Gender: Male Meaning of Melchior: "city of the king; king of light" Origin of Melchior: Dutch from Hebrew

Melchior Origin and Meaning

The name Melchior is a boy's name of Polish origin meaning "city of the king; king of light".

The least used of the Three Wise Men's names, but a strong option for bold namers to consider.

The exact origins of Melchior are unknown, but it is speculated that it derived from either the Hebrew roots melekh and 'or, together meaning "king of light," or the Persian melk and quart, taken to mean "city of the king."

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