Malcom: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Malcom

Malcom

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I named my oldest son Malcom. I love this name as it is familiar but uncommon. He is a very responsible little boy, who loves to laugh and be silly but also loves to learn. He is kind-hearted and very conscious of others. I love that his name is strong, dignified, and sophisticated, but friendly and fun.

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We thought it was strange to have a silent "L" in the name (traditional spelling "Malcolm", so we left it out.

Nicknames for Malcom: | Edit

Mal, Malc, Mac, Mack

Meanings and history of the name Malcom: | Edit

Malcolm is a warm and welcoming Scottish appellation (originally Mael-Colium) that fits into that golden circle of names that are distinctive but not at all odd. A royal name in Scotland, Malcolm is also a hero name for many via radical civil rights activist Malcolm X.

Malcolm was the name of four Scottish kings--including the son of Duncan who succeeded to the throne after Macbeth murdered his father--and has been a standard in that country.

Denzel Washington named one of his sons Malcolm, as did Harrison Ford.

Famous real-life people named Malcom: | Edit

Malcolm McDowell - Actor

Malcolm Forbes - Multimillionaire publisher of Forbes magazine. He promoted capitalism and was known for his lavish parties and investments.

Malcolm X - Iconic Muslim minister, leader of the Nation of Islam, and human rights activist who spoke out against white supremacy and the disenfranchisement of African Americans.

Malcolm Young - Bassist for ACDC and brother of Angus Young

Malcolm Cambell - Racecar Driver

Malcolm Gets - Broadway Actor

Malcolm Subban - Hockey Player

Malcom in song, story & screen: | Edit

Malcom "Mal" Reynolds was the Captain on the tv show Firefly and movie Serenity portrayed by Nathan Fillion

Dr. Ian Malcolm was a character on Jurassic Park.

TV Show "Malcolm in the Middle"

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