Malachi White in the US

  1. #2,565,259 Makeda Moore
  2. #2,565,260 Makenzie Martin
  3. #2,565,261 Maksudur Rahman
  4. #2,565,262 Malachi King
  5. #2,565,263 Malachi White
  6. #2,565,264 Malav Shah
  7. #2,565,265 Malcol Mcdonald
  8. #2,565,266 Malcolm Ballard
  9. #2,565,267 Malcolm Beard
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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, Scottish, and Irish: from Middle English whit ‘white’, hence a nickname for someone with white hair or an unnaturally pale complexion. In some cases it represents a Middle English personal name, from an Old English byname, Hwīt(a), of this origin. As a Scottish and Irish surname it has been widely used as a translation of the many Gaelic names based on bán ‘white’ (see Bain 1) or fionn ‘fair’ (see Finn 1). There has also been some confusion with Wight.
19th in the U.S.

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