US Popularity:264
Other Origin(s):Roman
Meaning:messenger of God
Malachi is a masculine name of Hebrew origin, meaning "messenger of God." It is a biblical name associated with the religious prophet and author of the Book of Malachi in the Old Testament. Malachi is also a variant of Malachy and shares its name with the first Irishman to be canonized in the Roman Catholic Church. While its origins are religious, Malachi offers plenty of appeal to secular families too. By shortening it to Mal or Kai, you can reinvent this classic and present baby Malachi with a sweet nickname.

Famous People Named Malachi

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Malachi Barton
  • Malachi Kirby
    TV Actor
  • Malachi Pearson
    Voice Actor
  • Malachi Richardson
    Basketball Player

Malachi Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Malachi is currently #196 on The Bump
Boy:Malachi is currently #111 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Malachi is currently #264 in U.S. births
Boy:Malachi is currently #146 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 16
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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