Mordecai
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Given Name MORDECAI
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: מָרְדֳּכַי (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: MAWR-də-kie (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "servant of MARDUK" in Persian. In the Old Testament Mordecai is the cousin and foster father of Esther. He thwarted a plot to kill the Persian king, though he made an enemy of the king's chief advisor Haman.
Related Names
VARIANT: Mordechai (Hebrew)
DIMINUTIVES: Motel, Motke (Yiddish)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Mordokhay (Biblical Hebrew), Mordikai (English)