US Popularity:4118
Meaning:Follower or servant of Marduk; Belonging to Marduk
Mordecai is a baby boy’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning “follower or servant of Marduk” or "belonging to Marduk." In ancient Hebrew cultures, Marduk was a Babylonian god who ruled over the city of Babylon with compassion. Similar to other mighty deities, it is known that Marduk stood for justice, fairness, and order. The name Mordecai is recognized in the Jewish faith, borne by the brave cousin and foster father of Queen Esther. Whether you’re raising baby spiritually or not, Mordecai carries both strength and kindness.

Mordecai Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Mordecai is currently #1268 on The Bump
Boy:Mordecai is currently #343 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Mordecai is currently #4118 in U.S. births
Boy:Mordecai is currently #1291 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 526
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Mordecai, May 2020

  • Behind the Name, Marduk, June 2023

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Mordecai, October 2017

  • Britannica, Marduk, August 2023

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