Popularity:4258
Origin:Scottish
Meaning:devotee of Saint Columba
With its roots firmly in Scottish soil, Malcom is a boy's name meaning "devotee of Saint Columba." A variation of Malcolm, Malcom is a traditional Scottish name with an illustrious history. It was the name of four Scottish kings, including the son of Duncan, who was part of the inspiration for Shakespeare's Macbeth. Malcolm III, as he is known, took the throne after the death of Macbeth. In Scottish Gaelic, the name can be spelled as Máel Coluim or Maol Choluim, although Malcolm is the most popular spelling of the lot. There are countless famous bearers of this name, both real and fictional, from Malcolm X to Malcolm in the Middle, making this a name that's as impressive as baby is sure to be.
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