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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
No, it means "my angel".
-- iffat_oz  3/5/2006
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
The Hebrew pronunciation of this name is mah-lah-khee.
-- Miss Claire  7/29/2006
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
My cousin spells it M-A-L-I-K-A-I-H.
-- love_names  11/20/2006
Whoa. I always thought this was pronounced Ma-latchee.
-- Jasmine  3/4/2007
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
Malachi is a cute name.
-- StevieGrl  2/14/2008
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
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
I can't take this name seriously because of the character Malachi in the web cartoon Making Fiends.
-- sqirrlie  11/23/2008
The Greek for 'My Messenger' is:
αγγελιοφόρο μου
-- Deborah Reyes  12/28/2008
Pronounced mal-ah-KHEE in Hebrew.
-- noae  4/12/2009
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
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
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
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
My cousin is named Malachi. He is not Christian. Whoever thinks Malachi is only a Christian name is wrong.
-- Anonymous User  11/28/2010
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
I suppose I like this name. It sounds very evil, like an evil genius would be named Malachi.
-- FlakyMatt  7/26/2011
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
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
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
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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