First name origin & meaning:
Last name origins & meanings:
- French: from the personal name Malo, which was
relatively popular in Brittany in the Middle Ages, having been borne
by a 6th-century Welsh missionary to the area. His name is also
recorded in the Latinized form Maclovius, and perhaps has some
connection with Celtic megalos ‘chief’, ‘leader’.
- Spanish: nickname for an unpleasant individual, from Spanish malo ‘bad’,
‘evil’ (Latin malus).
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