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UsageIrish

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of MÁEL SECHNAILL or MÁEL MÁEDÓC, influenced by the spelling of MALACHI. Saint Malachy (in Irish, Máel Máedóc) was a 12th-century archbishop of Armagh renowned for his miracles.
DiminutiveLeachlainn
Other Languages & CulturesMáel Máedóc, Máel Sechnaill, Maeleachlainn, Máel Sechlainn Ancient Irish
Entry updated December 3, 2014