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Meaning and Origin of: Malcolm boy

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First name origins & meanings:

  1. Scottish: Disciple of Saint Columbia
  2. Arabic: Dove

First name variations: Mal, Colm, Malkalm, Malkelm, Malkolm, Malcom

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Scottish: from the Gaelic personal name Maol-Choluim ‘devotee of (Saint) Columba’ (see Colomb).
  2. Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolcholuim ‘descendant of the devotee of St. Columba’ (Irish Colum Cille, literally ‘dove of the church’). In Ireland the personal name is often spelled Colm; in Scotland it has become Calum.

Famous people with this first name: Malcolm McDowell, Malcolm McLaren

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Harrison Ford, Denzel Washington, Tracy Morgan

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