Malcolm

Form of the name Mael Coluim, which refers to Saint Columba, a 6th-century monk who is credited with Scotland's conversion to Christianity. The name of the prince of Scotland who became king after Macbeth murdered his father. Shakespeare based his play, "Macbeth," on these events. African-American parents use the name in honor of civil rights activist, Malcolm X. Actor Denzel Washington who appeared in the title role of the 1992 film, "Malcolm X," named his son, Malcolm. Actor Harrison Ford also has a son named Malcolm.

Origin
Celtic
Scottish
Gender
Male
Meaning Tags
Religious or Spiritual
Add a Meaning Tag
Variations
Add a Variation
Alternative Spellings
Add an Alternative
Nicknames
Add a Nickname
Personality
Add a Personality Trait
Famous Malcolms
Malcolm McDowell (English actor)
"Malcolm in the Middle" (TV series)
Malcolm Christie (English soccer player)
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds (TV Show "Firefly")Submitted By

Submitted by: kvhatcher

Report Abuse
Malcolm XSubmitted By

Submitted by: larry_maria01

Report Abuse
Add a Famous Malcolm
Sibling Name Ideas
Add a Sibling Name
Like This Name?
Hate It
Hated it!
See All the Names You Love
Play the Name Game
Malcolm is on other name lists
Scottish Baby Names

Parents Are Talking

Add a Comment