Malachi Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Malachi:
Derived from the Hebrew mal'ākhī (my messenger). The name was borne by a 5th century B.C. prophet, the last of the Hebrew prophets. His prophecies of the coming Messiah and Judgement Day are recorded in the Old Testament book of Malachi.
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Malachi has Hebrew origins with Irish connections.
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It's a little different but well-liked and gaining popularity
Is sometimes mispronounced Mal-ah-chee
We gave this name to our beautiful son and we love it!
My granddaughter calls him Uncle Kai, but his father and I call him Doodlebug.
My 8 year old (born in 2007) little brother is very smart and hot headed. I love his biblical name.
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Kai, Mal, Mac, Chi, Mally, Ky, Alac
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Malachi means "my messenger" in Hebrew.
Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament.
St. Malachy (1094-1148) was an Irish saint and Archbishop of Armagh who adopted the name from the Hebrew prophet Malachi.
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Malachi Martin Ph.D., Irish Catholic priest, theologian, author, and professor
Malachi Kirby, actor
Malachi Throne, actor
Malachi Cush, Irish singer/songwriter
Malachi McCormick, Irish cook and author
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Malachi Mulligan in 'Ulysses' by James Joyce
Malachi Ben-Gidon - NCIS
Malachi - The Matrix Reloaded, Enter the Matrix
Malachi, from the TV show "Hex"
Malachi, main antagonist of the film "Solomon Kane"
Lord Malachi, from the game "Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi"
Malachi Constant, the protagonist of Kurt Vonnegut's novel "The Sirens of Titan"
Malachi from the cartoon "Making Fiends"
Malachi Hale, a character from the Civil War miniseries "The Blue and the Gray"
Malachi Van Helsing, from the movie "Mom's Got a Date With a Vampire"
Malachi from "The Monstrumologist" by Rick Yancy
Malachai, character in the movie "Children of the Corn"