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Malakai is an attractive modern baby name for boys. A variation of an ancient biblical name, Malakai also exudes a Polynesian flair that has made it one of the top choices of the early 21st century. Malakai is the name of a character in the Arcadia series, and Malakai is a character in the Throne of Glass series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Malakai:

Hebrew, Tongan, Fijian: My messenger, my angel

Origin of the name Malakai:

Malakai is a variation of Malachi. This name originates from the Hebrew expression מַלְאָכִי (Mal'akhi) and means “my angel” or “my messenger.” Malakai is a common variation in the islands of Togo and Fiji.

Symbolism of the name Malakai:

Malakai is an alternative spelling of Malachi (meaning “angel” or “messenger”). In the Hebrew Bible, Malachi was one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. Within this context, the symbol of Malachi was the temple silver.

Style of the name Malakai:


Gender of the name Malakai:

Malakai is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Malakai:


Number of syllables in the name Malakai:


Emotion evoked from the name Malakai:

The name Malakai evokes feelings of uniqueness and uplift.

Alternative spellings for the name Malakai:

Nicknames for the name Malakai:

  • Mal
  • Mala
  • Mallie
  • Mally
  • Kai 

Popularity of the name Malakai:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Malakai was the 256th most popular baby name for boys in 2021.

Related names for the name Malakai:

  • Mekhi
  • Mordecai
  • Masai
  • Matei
  • Mahdi
  • Majdi

Great middle names for Malakai and their meanings:

  • Aolani (heavenly cloud)
  • Aulani (messenger of the king, servant of the chief)
  • Darnell (hidden nook)
  • Heneli (home ruler)
  • Ikenasio (fiery one)
  • Loe (king, ruler, warrior)
  • Nash (ash tree dweller, gift, given)
  • Orlando (famous throughout the land)
  • Phillip (friend of horses)
  • Titus (title of honor)
  • Zohar (light, brilliance, splendor)

Famous people with the name Malakai:

  • Malakai Tyne Bisel (writer)
  • Malakai Alan Davidson (actor)
  • Malakai Gabriel Esquilin (son of YouTube personalities Gabe and Amber Esquilin)
  • Malakai “Lord Tuʻilakepa” Fakatoufifita (nobleman and politician)
  • Malakai Fonokalafi Fekitoa (rugby union player)
  • Malakai Darien Fox (actor)
  • MalakaiGrier (son of social media personalities Taylor Giavasis and Hamilton Nash Grier)
  • Malakai Kainihewe (footballer)
  • Malakai Yasa Kaunaivalu (rugby union player)
  • Malakai Daylan Hincksonn Mars (footballer)
  • Malakai Ravulo (rugby union player)

Malakai in popular culture:

  • Malakai (character in the Arcadia series)
  • Malakai (character in the Throne of Glass series)
  • Malakai Black (ring name professional wrestler Tom Büdgen)
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