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Very old fashioned, but it's not too bad.
kayisforkeen  8/26/2018
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Pronounced Mal-la-Ki.
Cooldude65  2/7/2017
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My son's name is spelled Malychi and sometimes it is called incorrectly but he doesn't make it a problem because he really likes his name.
Cpower  1/11/2017
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This is my son's name and it is very sad that all anyone can think of is an old horror movies that came out decades ago. This name is first and foremost a book in the Old Testament which was out way before this dumb movie. It has been a biblical name way before this dumb movie. My son is a beautiful 15 year old who loves life and everything about it- nothing like that evil boy in the movie. To associate people with this name to that movie is sad and disheartening. I personally have never seen the movie and don't care to. Glad the name is not that popular, it makes those with it more special.
― Anonymous User  11/27/2016
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Reminds me of that creepy ginger kid from children of the corn. If you're gonna name your kid this why not just carve a pentagram in his forehead while you're at it.
Trump2016  7/27/2016
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I love my name being Malachi. It's a very off name, and very off for a girl to be named Malachi.
Malachi79  12/16/2015
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This is my name and personally I think it is one of the best names ever. It is the last book in the Old Testament of the Bible.
mkinlow20  12/1/2015
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Even if you believe "it's cool to be evil" and "most people love evil characters," Malachi from "Children of the Corn" was not only evil but also stupid and ugly. Not the best of associations, and not one I can get past when it comes to my impression of this name.
― Anonymous User  9/2/2014
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This name will forever and always remind me of Children of the Corn. That's kind of a shame, because I like it.
michelle.ramirez  4/25/2012
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What do you mean a shame? It's cool to be evil and most people love evil characters in movies, tv shows, video games, books, and in real life. Especially nowadays with the shows such as Breaking Bad that follows the anti hero or villain. Nobody likes "good guys", so it's phenomenal that people associate with an evil character from a movie because they love it.
― Anonymous User  8/24/2014
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In the book The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey, (spoilers) Malachi was the sole survivor of an Anthropophagi attack and becomes central to the plot of the story.
deja-entendu  9/10/2011
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I suppose I like this name. It sounds very evil, like an evil genius would be named Malachi.
FlakyMatt  7/26/2011
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Easton's Bible Dictionary observes that, since Malachi is a Hebrew word which means my messenger, that the Old Testament book bearing the name of Malachi is now thought by some commentators to be merely the title of the person bringing the message - rather than a specific name for a specific individual. Other commentators, however, believe that the name of Malachi was also the name of a specific prophet whose prophecies came to be well known about B.C. 420, after the second return of Nehemiah from Persia.

The Greek for Malachi is as follows:
Μαλαχίας

Phonetically, the Greek for Malachi is as follows:
Malachías

The Greek for My Messenger is as follows:
αγγελιοφόρος μου

Phonetically, the Greek for My Messenger is as follows:
Angeliofóros mou
HeatherM  3/26/2011
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My cousin is named Malachi. He is not Christian. Whoever thinks Malachi is only a Christian name is wrong.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2010
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I really like the meaning of this name. And growing up in church I always knew the pronunciation. It's a book of the Bible in the Old Testament.
Liesl  10/12/2010
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This is a very interesting name. I love the meaning, of course. If I ever get a chance to, maybe I'll use it as a middle name.
EchoSketcher  9/16/2010
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I am unsure why there are such hateful comments about this name (or such bigoted comments about Christianity which is completely irrelevant on a name website).

I think the name is cool because it is unusual and the meaning is sweet - "my angel." I also like the nickname "Chi" or "Kai" as someone else noted. I have known one person named Malachi and his nickname was "Mal", which I don't care for as well as "Chi."
Daisy Duke  12/9/2009
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This name is ugly, pathetic, and sounds like a name that fundamentalist Christians would name their son. The horror movie association is even worse.
bananarama  4/17/2009
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Pronounced mal-ah-KHEE in Hebrew.
noae  4/12/2009
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The Greek for 'My Messenger' is:
αγγελιοφόρο μου
Deborah Reyes  12/28/2008
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I can't take this name seriously because of the character Malachi in the web cartoon Making Fiends.
sqirrlie  11/23/2008
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I know only one Malachi, and he is a baby. For the very reason of its rarity, I like this name.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2008
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I once read about a little boy named Malachi who would go to demonstrate in front of abortion clinics and rant against gays with his crazy parents. It sort of figures people who drag their children to demonstrations and picketing events like that would use this Biblical, foreign-sounding name on their poor kids.
slight night shiver  4/29/2008
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Malachi is a cute name.
StevieGrl  2/14/2008
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Malachi is the name of the son of witch Cassie Hughes and a demon named Azazeal in the Sky television show "HEX".
patchworkgirl  9/5/2007
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Whoa. I always thought this was pronounced Ma-latchee.
Jasmine  3/4/2007
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My cousin spells it M-A-L-I-K-A-I-H.
love_names  11/20/2006
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This name has grown on me, the meaning of the name is very nice. I have seen the name Kai used as a nickname for this name which I thought was nice.
― Anonymous User  9/27/2006
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The Hebrew pronunciation of this name is mah-lah-khee.
Miss Claire  7/29/2006
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It's one of the best names around and will never die. It's very masculine. I used to pronounce this name mal-A-chee. I hated it then, but, when I heard the true pronunciation, I grew to love it.
Mithos514  5/13/2006
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No, it means "my angel".
iffat_oz  3/5/2006
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Malachi was he name of the red-haired goon in the 80s horror flick "Children of the Corn." (He was Isaac's right hand man, though they were only children -- a sort of second in command in an evil hierarchy.)

It's too bad, because the pop-culture reference always seems to come up when this name is mentioned in social settings (for my generation, anyway). **Funny note: No one ever seems to mention the same movie reference when someone is named Isaac. I wonder why -- probably because Malachi is a much less common name and, therefore, more identifiable with a single character.**

It's sort of like the name Damien; these two names will forever be associated with the thought of an evil little boy. It's a shame...

I think it's an otherwise *awesome* name. Of Biblical names, it's one of my favorites.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2006

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