Malachi Baker in the US

  1. #9,201,267 Mala Thomas
  2. #9,201,268 Mala White
  3. #9,201,269 Malaa Mcdaniel
  4. #9,201,270 Malachi Anderson
  5. #9,201,271 Malachi Baker
  6. #9,201,272 Malachi Barton
  7. #9,201,273 Malachi Blake
  8. #9,201,274 Malachi Boykin
  9. #9,201,275 Malachi Broadnax
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Meaning & Origins

Biblical name, borne by the last of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament; he foretold the coming of Christ and his name means, appropriately, ‘my messenger’ in Hebrew. The name was adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century, but until a recent modest revival was rarely used among English speakers outside Ireland. In Ireland, written Malachy, it is a traditional name, representing an adaptation of more than one medieval Gaelic name to the biblical name. It was used to refer to an Irish king who defeated the Norse invaders in an important battle. His baptismal name was Maoileachlainn ‘devotee of St Seachnall or Secundinus’, but in medieval sources telling of his life this has already been altered to coincide with that of the biblical prophet.
5,203rd in the U.S.
English: occupational name, from Middle English bakere, Old English bæcere, a derivative of bacan ‘to bake’. It may have been used for someone whose special task in the kitchen of a great house or castle was the baking of bread, but since most humbler households did their own baking in the Middle Ages, it may also have referred to the owner of a communal oven used by the whole village. The right to be in charge of this and exact money or loaves in return for its use was in many parts of the country a hereditary feudal privilege. Compare Miller. Less often the surname may have been acquired by someone noted for baking particularly fine bread or by a baker of pottery or bricks.
40th in the U.S.

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