Malachi

Malachi - A very unique male name



  Aug 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Malachi, meaning my messenger, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1912 on position #1064. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Malachi and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Malachi? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Malachi. The baby boy name Malachi was given to 2,268 baby boys in 2012, ranking #168 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 724 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Malachi peaked in popularity 13 years ago in 2006 on position 150.



Famous with this name

Malachi Massie
Malachi Kirby
Malachi Lee


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Malachi is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Malachi is currently topping the baby name charts in South Carolina at position #88 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #424.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Malachi is where you live.


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Malachi origin and meaning

Malachi is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means my messenger. To see famous people named Malachi, pop culture references for the name Malachi and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Malachi

We've found the following names that sound similar to Malachi, sorted by popularity.

Miles / Malik / Myles / Malakai / Malaki / Melissa / Malek / Malique / Maleek / Malakhi /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012168
2011163
2010162
2009167
2008161
2007154
2006150
2005161
2004179
2003194
2002210
2001252
2000352
1999368
1998409
1997438
1996504
1995534
1994645
1993662
1992805
1991937
19901109
19891126
19881114
19871211
19861219
19851148
19841660
19831389
19821447
19811580
19801577
19791223
19781945
19771715
19761635
19751268
19741242
19731346
19721946
19691768
19501352
19491083
19481345
19431639
19401116
19391371
19381568
19351350
19341228
19331632
19251393
19241934
19231871
19221280
19211456
19201337
19191215
19171727
1913874
19121064

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Carolina88
Georgia92
District of Columbia96
Oklahoma108
Tennessee110
North Carolina110
Alabama114
Florida118
Missouri119
Virginia121
Indiana122
Mississippi127
Delaware130
Montana130
Maryland139
New Mexico140
Alaska142
Kentucky145
West Virginia145
Wisconsin149
Hawaii150
Louisiana154
Arkansas155
Ohio159
Michigan161
New York171
Connecticut172
Minnesota173
Kansas175
North Dakota175
Pennsylvania180
Oregon181
Washington185
New Jersey191
Nebraska194
Colorado201
South Dakota207
Illinois222
Nevada228
Arizona232
Texas236
Massachusetts257
Iowa257
California279
Idaho331
Utah424

Even more about Malachi


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Malachi a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Malachi?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2006
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Malachi
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 724
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1912
2012 births +2,268

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