"follower of Marduk"

Mordechai Origin and Meaning

The name Mordechai is boy's name meaning "follower of Marduk".
Mordechai and Mordecai are equally valid — both are used as transcriptions from the Hebrew bible, and one did not originate before the other. But although popular culture tends to prefer the (slightly simpler) Mordecai, Mordechai has always been the more common version for babies born in the US.

It is particularly popular among Jewish families, who have been known to use Mordechai for sons born around the Purim holiday. In the Old Testament, Mordechai saves the Jewish peoples in Persia from being killed by Haman with the help of his cousin, Queen Esther.
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Famous People Named Mordechai

  • Mordechai TsaninPolish,Israeli Yiddish author
  • Mordechai Yosef Leiner of IzbicaPolish Hasidic leader
  • Mordechai VanunuIsraeli nuclear technician and whistleblower
  • Mordechai Tzemach EliyahuIsraeli rabbi
  • Mordechai BibiIsraeli politician
  • Mordechai ZakenIsraeli academic
  • Mordechai (Motke) Maklef3rd Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)

Mordechai in Pop Culture

  • Mordechaifrom the play "God On Trial"