US Popularity:20588
Meaning:bad; devoted to St Columbia; smooth brow
Help baby embrace their dark, edgy side with a name like Mal. A gender-neutral name of Latin, Gaelic, and French origins. While it does translate to “bad,” don’t let this meaning steer you away. This name is a shortened version of many names, giving baby plenty of inspiration. Coming from the Scottish name Malcolm, it means “devoted to St. Columba” which will forever connect baby to a piece of Celtic history. If it comes from the name Malvina, it means “smooth brow,” an old saying to help baby keep a relaxed, calm demeanor. Whether you want baby to hone their sharp edge or build their old soul, the name Mal is sure to do the trick.

Mal Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Mal is currently #20588 in U.S. births
Boy:Mal is currently #22841 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 2512
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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