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Magi Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Magi is of Native American Cherokee origin.

The meaning of Magi is "who is like G-d".  


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 boys given the name.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Magi Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Magi has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Magi to other names.


The name Michael is an Anglicized form of the Hebrew name Mi-ke-el (מִיכָאֵל). It is derived from the Hebrew elements Mi, Me meaning "who", ke meaning "like or as" and el a shortened version of elohim meaning "G-d".

The name implies the question who is G-d?

Michael is the name of many characters in the bible, including an archangel. From the Middle Ages to modern times and in various language forms, it has also been a name borne by many of the rulers of Europe.

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Magi is a form of the name Michael.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Magi in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Magi.

Just for fun, see the name Magi in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Magi in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Naming a child in the Native American culture is a sacred event only to be performed by the wisest in the group, the elders. Because of the level of ritual that it is given, Native American names are considered especially significant and powerful.

Children are often named after something that appears in nature, a personality trait or their perceived destiny.

Some examples include Ooljee (Navajo name for "moon"), Weayaya (Sioux name for sunset), Ohitekah (Sioux word for brave), Abequa (Cheyenne name for "someone who stays at home"), Lomahongva (Hopi name for "rising beautiful clouds")