Meaning:devotee of st columba


Pronunciation:mal kum


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Malcolm is a strong sounding boy’s name that would be perfect for any newborn baby. It sounds forceful and tough, so it would be ideal for a strong-willed little boy.

Detailed Meaning

Malcolm derives from the Gaelic name ‘Mael Coluim,’ meaning ‘devotee of St Columba.’ St Columba was a popular 6th-century Irish monk.

Famous People With This Name

Malcolm X was an American minister, human rights activist and spokesperson for the Nation of Islam.

Possible Nicknames

A possible nickname option for Malcolm is Mal. Malcolm McDowell is an English actor best known for his role in “A Clockwork Orange.” Malcolm Forbes was an American entrepreneur and publisher of Forbes magazine.

Related Names

Malcolm can also be spelt Malcom.

Stories Featuring This Name

Malcolm Reynolds is a character in the sci-fi television show, “Firefly.” Malcolm Wilkerson is the main character of the sitcom, “Malcolm in the Middle.” Malcolm Merlyn is an antagonist on the CW show “Arrow,” and is played by John Barrowman.

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