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832
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Mordecai

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4k Mordechai (Hebrew)

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 56 0 56

Fun Facts about the name Mordecai

  • How many people with the first name Mordecai have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 901 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 2015 with a total of 56 babies.
  • Random Mordecai Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mordecai is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2015.
  • 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 Mocdaier. 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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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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Mordecai" mean? The list below shows the origins of Mordecai as well as things modernly associated with the name Mordecai such as celebrities named Mordecai.

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Origin and Meaning of Mordecai

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

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.

Mordecai Brown

Mordecai Brown is a MLB player. Mordecai was born in 1876 in Nyesville, Indiana.

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What does the name Mordecai mean?

Mis for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

Ois for original, one of a kind!

Ris for realist, the way you are.

Dis for dream, your beacon ahead.

Eis for expert, in your chosen career

Cis for congenial, your pleasing way.

Ais for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

Iis for important, the search for all parts of life that are

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