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Other FormsFormsMâlo (Norman), Maloù (Breton), Maclovius (Latin), Machutus (Latin), Maclou (French/Picard), Maclov (French)
ContributorContrib.anonymous on 11/7/2007
Meaning & History
Means "pledge of light" from the Breton elements mac’h
"pledge, hostage, warrant" and luh
"light" (compare Lugus
). This was the name of a Breton saint from Wales, the favorite disciple of Saint Brendan the Navigator. The French places Saint-Malo
were named for him.