Malcolm: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Malcolm

Malcolm

Pronunciation: MAL-kuhm (key)

Origin of the name Malcolm:

Derived from the Gaelic Maolcolm (servant of St. Columba), a compound name composed of the elements maol (servant, votary) and Colm (Columba),

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Callum, Mal

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It's a family name - my great grand, grand, and uncle all share this name - and it has been heavily used as a middle name for males in my family. I picture strong, noble, honest men when I hear this name because I admire so many Malcolms. It will very likely be used again in my family . . . by me.

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Mal, Mel, Mac, Mack, Malc, Malcie, Colm, Collum

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Malcolm I-IV, Kings of Scotland
Malcolm Allison, English footballer (soccer player)
Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold, composer and symphonist
H. Malcolm Baldridge, Jr., US Secretary of Commerce (under Reagan)
Malcolm Canmore, King (of Scotland)
Malcolm Cowley, writer
Malcolm Dalglish, folk musician
Malcolm Douglas, documentary filmmaker
Malcolm Elliott, cyclist
Malcolm Evans, road manager for The Beatles
Malcolm Floyd, American football player (San Diego Chargers)
Malcolm Forbes, magazine publisher
Malcolm Gladwell, writer
Malcolm Glazer, American businessman and billionaire
Malcolm Holcombe, musician and songwriter
Malcolm Ingram, filmmaker
Malcolm Jenkins, American football player (New Orleans Saints)
Malcolm Jones, arts writer and editor at Newsweek
Malcolm Kelly, American football player (Washington Redskins)
Malcolm Knowles, educational theorist
Malcolm Lee, film director and actor
Malcolm Lowry, poet and novelist
Malcolm McDowell, actor
Malcolm McLaren, music industry impresario
Malcolm Muggeridge, British media personality, WWII spy
Malcolm Smith, motorcycle racing champion
Malcolm-Jamal Warner, actor
Malcolm Washington, college athlete, son of Denzel Washington
Malcolm Wells, modern architect
Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer
Malcolm Wilson, former governor of New York
Malcolm X, civil rights leader
Malcolm Young, guitarist (AC/DC)

Malcolm in song, story & screen: | Edit

'Malcolm in the Middle' - American Sitcom
'Malcolm & Eddie' - American Sitcom
Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds, of Joss Whedon's awesome sci-fi series 'Firefly' and movie 'Serenity'
Dr. Ian Malcolm, mathematician in Michael Crichton's "Jurassic Park"
Dr. Malcolm Crow, psychiatrist played by Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense
Malcolm Baddock, Slytherin student in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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