Malachi

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44k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Malachi

"Malachi" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "My Messenger". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. An Old Testament book containing the prophecies of Malachi
  2. A Hebrew minor prophet of the 5th century BC
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From Hebrew מַלְאָכִי (mal'achi, malʼāḵî, literally “my messenger”), singular form of מַלְאָךְ (mal'akh, “angel; messenger; ambassadors”)‎ with first-person singular personal pronoun as possessor.

  1. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh.
  2. (biblical) A minor prophet.
  3. A male given name mostly used in Ireland as an anglicization of two Gaelic names.

Notable Persons Named Malachi

Malachi Brendan Martin was a novelist, priest, professor, theologian, exorcist, and pontifical biblical institute. Malachi was born on July 23rd, 1921 in Ballylongford. He breathed his last breath on July 27th, 1999.

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Malachi Throne was an actor. He was most prominent from 1959 to 1959. Malachi was born on December 1st, 1928 in New York City, New York, U.S. He left this life on March 13th, 2013.

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Malachi Dupre is a football player. Malachi was born on October 12th, 1995 in New Orleans.

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Malachi Pearson is an actor and voice actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to present. Malachi was born on June 12th, 1981 in San Luis Obispo, California, U.S.

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Malachi was born on January 13th, 1954. He died on November 3rd, 2006.

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Malachi was born on August 22nd, 1927. He passed away on January 30th, 2004.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Malachi

Malachi is a pop music and music of ireland musician. His ongoing career started in 2002. Malachi was given the name Malachi Cush on September 23rd, 1980.

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John Malachi was a jazz musician. John was born on September 6th, 1919 in Red Springs, North Carolina, U.S. He passed away on February 11th, 1987.

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How popular is the baby name Malachi in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 0 10
1881 5 0 5
1882 8 0 8
1885 7 0 7
1886 8 0 8
1887 7 0 7
1888 7 0 7
1889 6 0 6
1890 8 0 8
1891 5 0 5
1892 5 0 5
1894 6 0 6
1897 6 0 6
1900 5 0 5
1902 8 0 8
1903 5 0 5
1904 6 0 6
1905 5 0 5
1907 5 0 5
1908 10 0 10
1909 7 0 7
1910 12 0 12
1911 6 0 6
1912 17 0 17
1913 21 0 21
1914 13 0 13
1915 19 0 19
1916 13 0 13
1917 18 0 18
1918 14 0 14
1919 23 0 23
1920 21 0 21
1921 18 0 18
1922 26 0 26
1923 16 0 16
1924 20 0 20
1925 22 0 22
1926 22 0 22
1927 17 0 17
1928 13 0 13
1929 10 0 10
1930 18 0 18
1931 12 0 12
1932 13 0 13
1933 22 0 22
1934 18 0 18
1935 21 0 21
1936 12 0 12
1937 15 0 15
1938 19 0 19
1939 22 0 22
1940 24 0 24
1941 16 0 16
1942 22 0 22
1943 17 0 17
1944 11 0 11
1945 12 0 12
1946 25 0 25
1947 14 0 14
1948 23 0 23
1949 19 0 19
1950 20 0 20
1951 18 0 18
1952 17 0 17
1953 11 0 11
1954 14 0 14
1955 13 0 13
1956 20 0 20
1957 15 0 15
1958 17 0 17
1959 10 0 10
1960 11 0 11
1961 17 0 17
1962 16 0 16
1963 5 0 5
1964 13 0 13
1965 8 0 8
1966 5 0 5
1967 5 0 5
1968 11 0 11
1969 17 0 17
1970 24 0 24
1971 31 0 31
1972 20 0 20
1973 31 0 31
1974 35 0 35
1975 53 0 53
1976 44 0 44
1977 49 0 49
1978 41 0 41
1979 62 0 62
1980 62 0 62
1981 44 0 44
1982 51 0 51
1983 68 0 68
1984 67 0 67
1985 75 0 75
1986 83 0 83
1987 92 0 92
1988 90 0 90
1989 114 0 114
1990 119 0 119
1991 154 5 149
1992 178 0 178
1993 253 6 247
1994 275 5 270
1995 367 8 359
1996 414 0 414
1997 515 10 505
1998 588 11 577
1999 705 0 705
2000 777 10 767
2001 1,335 10 1,325
2002 1,685 13 1,672
2003 1,922 6 1,916
2004 2,257 15 2,242
2005 2,567 18 2,549
2006 2,787 14 2,773
2007 2,716 10 2,706
2008 2,455 5 2,450
2009 2,356 11 2,345
2010 2,417 7 2,410
2011 2,352 9 2,343
2012 2,323 9 2,314
2013 2,327 10 2,317
2014 2,388 9 2,379
2015 2,574 16 2,558
2016 2,594 9 2,585

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Popularity of Malachi as a first name

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Popularity of Malachi as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Malachi U.S.
  White 7.56% 64.26%
  African American 78.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.76% 16.26%

Of Last Name Malachi

People with the last name Malachi are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Malachi

  • How Popular is the name Malachi? Malachi is the 1,081st most popular name of all time. As a last name Malachi was the 32,268th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Malachi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 43,634 babies born with the first name Malachi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Malachi to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Malachi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Malachi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Malachi is Wednesday, March 15th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Malachi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Malachi was in 2006 with a total of 2,773 babies. That's a lot of babies named Malachi!
  • Random Malachi Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Malachi ranks 99th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 38 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Malachi: Your name in reverse order is Ihcalam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lichaam. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Malachi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 714 people with the last name Malachi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Malachi? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Malachi as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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