Quick Facts on Malaki
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My messenger, my angel
Characteristics of Malaki
Etymology & Historical Origin - Malaki
Malaki is an Americanized respelling of Malachi which is a name of Hebrew origin borne from the Bible. Malachi is named as one of the twelve Minor Prophets who lived in the early 5th century B.C. and is, in fact, the author of his own book (the last book of the Christian Old Testament aptly called “Malachi”). Malachi’s short four-chapter book calls upon the people of Israel to repent for their sins (general corruption, lackadaisical worship, social injustices, etc) or else face grave punishment in the upcoming “day of the Lord” – as the Lord says through Malachi: “Then once more you shall see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him.” (Malachi 3:18). Malachi is particularly important for his prophesies regarding Elijah’s return to the earth “before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes” (Malachi 4:5). Christians believe that John the Baptist (who prepared the way for Jesus Christ) is the fulfillment of this prophesy while Jews are still waiting for Elijah to usher in the day of the Messiah. The religiously stern Puritans adopted the name Malachi around the time of the Reformation and eventually brought it to the new colonies in America in the 17th century. In Hebrew “Mal'akhi” (מַלְאָכִי) appropriately means “my messenger” or “my angel” which is fitting since Malachi arguably delivered the ultimate message: the coming of a Messianic age. Malachi is a name recently rediscovered by American parents and it has shown some strong gains in usage since the turn of the 21st century. As a result of this revival interest in Malachi, a couple of modernized respellings have appeared on the Top 1000 list in the past few years: Malakai and Malaki.
Popularity of the Name Malaki
Malaki appeared on the American Top 1000 list of popular baby boy names for the first time in 2004 which happened to be the same year that Malachi secured a position on the Top 200 list. As Malachi was showing promise as a preferred boy’s name here in America, names like Malakai and Malaki soon followed him onto the charts. As the traditional English spelling of this old Hebrew Biblical name, Malachi is still by far the favorite of the three spellings currently in circulation. Malaki is the least preferred. In fact, Malaki held position #999 on the Top 1000 list in 2011. Quite frankly, his days may be numbered at this point.
Popularity of the Boy Name Malaki
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Malaki
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Malaki
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Popular Songs on Malaki
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Malaki
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Famous People Named Malaki
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Children of Famous People Named Malaki
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Malaki - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Malaki
The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.
Variations of the Baby Name - Malaki