Meaning and Origin of: Malachi

Malachi is of Hebrew origin and means "messenger of God."
Meaning and Origin of Malachi

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Messenger of God

What does Malachi mean and stand for?

The name Malachi is of Hebrew origin and means "messenger of God." It is from the Hebrew name Mal'akhi, meaning either "my messenger" or "my angel". In the Old Testament, Malachi is one of the twelve minor prophets.

Syllables: 3

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish : from the Hebrew name Malachi, name of a Biblical prophet, meaning ‘my messenger’.


According to Social Security Administration data, Malachi has been fairly stagnant for the past five years, fluctuating slightly but mostly staying in the top 160. It's been in the top 200 since 2003.

However, it is the 5th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Malachi was at its peak popularity in April 2017.


Malachi is an Old Testament name that truly gained popularity in the late 1980s. Malachi was the last of 12 Hebrew prophets who predicted the coming of Christ in The Bible. Modern notable namesakes include Malachi Throne, Malachi Favors, and Malachi Brendan Martin. Basketball player Dwayne Wade chose Malachi for his son. It's also been a popular name in pop culture, appearing in Joyce's Ulysses, Children of the Corn, and Futurama.

Where is it Popular?

Malachi was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Malachi

  • Chi
  • Kai
  • Ky
  • Mal
  • Malky

Pairs well with these middle names




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