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Meaning

The name Malcolm has the following meaning:

Disciple of Saint Columba. The name of kings of Scotland, including Malcolm III, the son of Duncan who was avenged in the Shakespearan play Macbeth.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.

Popularity

As a baby boy name, Malcolm is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 469 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Malcolm fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 56 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 602 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Malcolm in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics

Pronunciation

The name Malcolm is pronounced as mal-kum

Origins

Malcolm originates from the Gaelic language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Malcolm and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Malcolm: Boys - Gordon, Girls - Arline, Aylin, Colleen, Deirdre, Elvie, Ena, Fidelma, Lular, Mckayla, Merna, Nealie, Both genders - Brogan, Casey, Corey, Daly, Darcy, Devin

Variants

Popular Variants for the name Malcolm: Callum (Nickname), Malcalm, Malcohm, Malcolum, Malcom, Malkolm, Malkolum, Malkom

Nicknames

Common nicknames for the name Malcolm are: Callum

Style

We think the name Malcolm should fall under the following style category: African-American.

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Impression

Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Malcolm to be: Well-bred, wealthy, distinguish business leader

In one word, you might describe Malcolm as a(n) "well-bred" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Malcolm (or its variants) are:

Howard Malcolm Baldrige, born on 4 October, a famous politician. Howard Malcolm Baldrige's background: The 26th United States Secretary of Commerce. He was the son of H. Malcolm Baldrige, a Congressman from Nebraska, and the brother of Letitia Baldrige.

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, born on 19 August, a famous entrepreneur. Malcolm Stevenson Forbes's background: Publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B.C. Forbes and today run by his son Steve Forbes.

John Malcolm Fraser, born on 21 May, a famous politician. John Malcolm Fraser's background: An Australian politician who was the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia.
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