Most Popular Names
Origin : Scottish
devotee of St. Colomba
The name Malcolm is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "devotee of St. Colomba". 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. Actor Malcolm McDowell is one current bearer. Other namesakes are writer Lowry; bestselling author and trendspotter Gladwell; Sex Pistols musician McLaren; and actor Jamal Warner. There have also been several Malcolms on TV -- e.g., in Malcolm in the Middle, Firefly and in the Outlander series. There were no fewer than three characters named Malcolm in the Harry Potter books.
Popularity of name Malcolm over time
There are 62184 people in the U.S. with the first name Malcolm, this name was mostly popular in 1992 with popularity 1495 .
Malcolm is used for both genders.
99.81 percent of people with the first name Malcolm are man
0.19 percent of people with the first name Malcolm are woman
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