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Malcolm is the name of the title character in the American sitcom "Malcolm in the Middle", about a teenager who finds out he has an IQ of 165, sees life rather pessimistically, complains a lot, and has a hilariously dysfunctional family.
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2005
When I was younger, I heard the name Malcolm and thought it was spelled Milkum.
-- Anonymous User  11/21/2005
Famous bearer - Malcolm Jamal Warner who is best known for playing Theo on the Cosby Show.
-- Arowen Half-Elven  12/6/2005
Actor Malcolm McDowell is a famous bearer.
-- Anonymous User  12/19/2005
Captain Malcolm Reynolds of the spaceship Serenity - from the TV show "Firefly".
-- WCSAngel  2/21/2006
Malcolm McLauren was the founder of punk in the UK.
-- dani_08  3/5/2006
Famous bearer: Malcolm X!
-- SeaHorse15  3/16/2006
"Malcolm" is also the name of the leader of the Flaming Creatures, a glam rock band, in the 1997 Todd Haynes film "Velvet Goldmine"--he's played by Brian Molko of Placebo.
-- nouvellehelene  8/21/2006
Scandinavian spelling is Malkolm.
-- Anonymous User  1/15/2007
The name of a 1986 Australian movie starring actor Colin Friels in the title role of Malcolm Hughes.
-- Niqui  2/22/2007
I think Malcolm is a very nice name.
-- Anonymous User  3/2/2007
Malcolm Young, rhythm guitarist, writer, and co-founder of AC/DC with his brother Angus Young.
-- TheCheshireKat  11/25/2008
Malcolm Ford (born 1987), third son of actor Harrison Ford.
-- CarolinW  2/3/2009
Great name. Should be used more often.
-- keepitreal  1/29/2011
Malcolm McCormick is the rapper known as Mac Miller.
-- KaseyEclipse  6/29/2011
This sounds like a satanic name to me. It has unpleasant history.
-- GibsonGirl  11/2/2011
Wow... "satanic". Really. I'd like to know the "unpleasant history" of which you speak.

Anyways, back to rational commentary: I think Malcolm is a great name. Number one, I love it because of one of its most famous bearers Malcolm X. But, also it's a old-fashion name that you don't hear often.
-- C.Ambrosi  8/8/2012
Malcolm is one of my very favorite names for a boy. It's an adult name that isn't too heavy for a child to bear, plus you get the nickname "Mal" out of it.

While Malcolm has a long history as a given name, I feel like really only two examples are readily remembered in contemporary parlance: Captain Malcolm Reynolds from the show "Firefly," and Malcolm X. The first is a fictional character from a cult classic sci-fi show, and the second is a "controversial" civil rights leader. I sincerely hope that the previous poster wasn't referring to Malcolm X when she was talking about the name's "unpleasant history," because honestly that's a racist implication - no point in dancing around the truth.

It's a shame that Malcolm X's legacy has caused so many to regard Malcolm as a "scary" name.
-- erb816  1/23/2015
Malcolm Roderick Maclean was an American politician. He was the mayor of Savannah, Georgia from 1960 to 1962.
-- Anonymous User  8/21/2012
I would like to use the name Malcolm as maybe a third of fourth choice if I ever have that many sons. I like the combos Malcolm John, Malcolm Charles, and Malcolm James.
-- Anonymous User  6/6/2013
Malcolm is the son of Duncan in "Macbeth."
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2014
I feel like this name needs to be reintroduced. I don't know many Malcolm's and I think it is very strong and masculine.
-- Anonymous User  7/18/2015
Malcolm Tucker (played by Peter Capaldi), the foul-mouthed spin doctor from "The Thick of It".
-- FMRadio  1/2/2016
There was a TV show called Malcolm in the Middle.
-- Anonymous User  7/5/2016

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