Given Name MALACHY

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Irish

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.
DIMINUTIVE: Leachlainn
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Máel Máedóc, Máel Sechnaill, Maeleachlainn, Máel Sechlainn (Ancient Irish)
Entry updated December 3, 2014