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Meaning and Origin of: Mordecai

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : Warrior

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Jewish : from a Hebrew Biblical personal name, etymologically related to that of the Babylonian god Marduk. Mordecai was the name of a captive Jew in the palace of the Persian king Ahasuerus; he was guardian to his orphaned cousin Esther, who became Ahasuerus’s queen and saved the Jews in his kingdom from threatened destruction (as recorded in the Old Testament Book of Esther).
  • Welsh : from the Biblical personal name (see 1).