Mordecai

First Name
969
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
832
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Mordecai mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Mordecai

"Mordecai" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Warrior". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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Hebrew מָרְדֳּכַי

  1. A Biblical character, one of the main personalities in the Book of Esther. He adopted and raised his cousin Esther and foiled a plot to assassinate the king.

Notable Persons Named Mordecai

Mordecai Richler was a writer. Mordecai was born on January 27th, 1931 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He died on July 3rd, 2001.

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Mordecai Brown was a baseball player. Mordecai was born on October 19th, 1876 in Nyesville, Indiana. He left this life on February 14th, 1948.

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Mordecai Lincoln was a farmer. Mordecai was born as the child of Abraham Lincoln (captain) in 1771 in Augusta County, Virginia, now Rockingham County, Virginia. He died in 1830.

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Mordecai Manuel Noah was a diplomat, journalist, and playwright. Mordecai was born on July 14th, 1785. He passed away on May 22nd, 1851.

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Mordecai Gist is an american general. Mordecai was born in 1743.

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Mordecai Ardon was an artist. Mordecai was given the name Max Bronstein on July 13th, 1896 in Tuchów. He died on June 18th, 1992.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mordecai

Mike Mordecai is a baseball player. Mike was born on December 13th, 1967 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Moses Cohen Mordecai was a businessman. Moses was born on February 19th, 1804. He breathed his last breath on December 30th, 1888.

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G. W. Mordecai is a famed human.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 6 0 6
1913 9 0 9
1914 8 0 8
1916 8 0 8
1920 5 0 5
1921 5 0 5
1922 9 0 9
1924 7 0 7
1925 9 0 9
1926 6 0 6
1927 5 0 5
1928 5 0 5
1929 11 0 11
1930 6 0 6
1931 11 0 11
1932 6 0 6
1933 10 0 10
1935 6 0 6
1936 5 0 5
1939 10 0 10
1942 5 0 5
1943 7 0 7
1944 7 0 7
1945 6 0 6
1946 5 0 5
1947 6 0 6
1948 5 0 5
1949 6 0 6
1950 7 0 7
1951 9 0 9
1953 5 0 5
1954 10 0 10
1955 5 0 5
1956 5 0 5
1957 11 0 11
1958 8 0 8
1959 8 0 8
1960 12 0 12
1961 6 0 6
1962 8 0 8
1963 8 0 8
1965 13 0 13
1966 6 0 6
1967 6 0 6
1968 5 0 5
1969 6 0 6
1971 5 0 5
1972 8 0 8
1973 10 0 10
1977 10 0 10
1978 5 0 5
1979 6 0 6
1980 6 0 6
1981 10 0 10
1982 12 0 12
1983 7 0 7
1984 9 0 9
1986 6 0 6
1987 8 0 8
1988 7 0 7
1992 10 0 10
1994 9 0 9
1995 6 0 6
1997 6 0 6
1998 10 0 10
1999 11 0 11
2000 10 0 10
2001 8 0 8
2002 12 0 12
2003 16 0 16
2004 23 0 23
2005 19 0 19
2006 20 0 20
2007 12 0 12
2008 19 0 19
2009 24 0 24
2010 20 0 20
2011 28 0 28
2012 38 0 38
2013 51 0 51
2014 52 0 52
2015 57 0 57
2016 67 0 67

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Popularity of Mordecai as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mordecai U.S.
  White 75.48% 64.26%
  African American 17.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.56% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mordecai

People with the last name Mordecai are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Mordecai

  • How Popular is the name Mordecai? Mordecai is the 10,618th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mordecai was the 28,650th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mordecai have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 969 babies born with the first name Mordecai in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mordecai to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mordecai? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Mordecai first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mordecai is Wednesday, February 24th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Mordecai born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mordecai was in 2016 with a total of 67 babies.
  • Random Mordecai Factoid: According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mordecai is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1960.
  • Weird things about the name Mordecai: Your name in reverse order is Iacedrom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rcdaomie. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mordecai? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 832 people with the last name Mordecai.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mordecai? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mordecai as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k 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).
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