Malcolm is a baby name of Scottish origin that means “disciple of Saint Columba”. Malcolm has been popular since 1900 as a solid, traditional boy’s name. Malcolm has increased in popularity since 2010 and is #290 s of 2020.
Meaning of the name Malcolm:
Scottish: disciple of Saint Columba, disciple of the dove
Origin of the name Malcolm:
Malcolm is a boy’s name of Scottish origin that means “disciple of Saint Columba” or “disciple of the dove”. Columba means “dove”.
Symbolism of the name Malcolm:
The dove is a symbol of peace and safety. Doves are traditionally associated with Christianity.
Style of the name Malcolm:
Gender of the name Malcolm:
Malcolm is a boy's name.
Pronunciation of the name Malcolm:
Number of syllables in the name Malcolm:
Emotion evoked from the name Malcolm:
Malcolm evokes feelings of strength and charisma.
Alternative spellings for the name Malcolm:
Malcom, Malkem, Máel Coluim
Nicknames for the name Malcolm:
Popularity of the name Malcolm:
According to the Social Security Administration, Malcolm is a boy’s baby name that has been popular since 1900. Malcolm has remained consistently popular in the top 400 names for most of that time.
Related names for the name Malcolm:
Great middle names for the name Malcolm and their meanings:
- Duncan (dark warrior)
- Graham (gravelly homestead)
- Cormac (charioteer)
- Henry (estate ruler)
- Griffin (strong lord)
- Lachlan (from the fjord-land)
- Flynn (son of the red-haired one)
- Rowan (rowan tree, little redhead)
- Archer (bowman)
- Beckett (little brook, bee hive)
- Declan (man of prayer)
Famous people with the name Malcolm:
- Malcolm X (American civil rights activist)
- Malcolm Jamal Warner (American actor)
- Malcolm Cowley (American novelist and poet)
- Malcolm McDowell (English actor)
- Malcolm Scott Carpenter (American astronaut)
Malcolms in popular culture:
- Malcolm Reynolds (television, “Firefly”)
- Malcolm Hawke (video game, “Dragon Age 2”)
- Malcolm III (literature, “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare)
- Malcolm (television, “Malcolm in the Middle”)
- Malcolm McGee (television, “Malcolm & Eddie”)