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  • proper noun A male given name, once popular in parts of Yorkshire, Lancashire and County Durham.

Etymologies

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Thought to be derived from the Irish name Mael Maedóc, "devotee of Maedóc" (an Irish saint); also anglicised as Malachi.

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