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PronouncedPron.MAL-kəm
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Meaning & History

From Scottish Máel Coluim which means "disciple of Saint COLUMBA". This was the name of four kings of Scotland starting in the 10th century, including Malcolm III, who became king after killing Macbeth, the usurper who had murdered his father. The character Malcolm in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Macbeth' (1606) is based on him. Another famous bearer was Malcolm X (1925-1965), an American civil rights leader.
VariantsMáel Coluim Scottish Malcom English
Feminine FormMalina Scottish

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Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute