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Malcolm meaning and name origin
Malcolm \m(a)-lco-lm, mal-colm\ as a boy's name is pronounced MAL-cum. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Malcolm is "devotee of Saint Columba". The name of the prince of Scotland who became king after Macbeth murdered his father. Shakespeare's play was based on the true story. The name appeals to black families because of Malcom X. Publisher Malcolm Forbes.
Malcolm has 3 variant forms: Malcom, Malcolum and Malkolm.
For more information, see also the related name Calum.
A baby name that sounds like Malcolm is Malkiel.
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Popularity of Malcolm
Malcolm is a very popular first name for men (#355 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2779 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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