Gender Masculine
Usage Breton

Meaning & History

Means "bright pledge", derived from Old Breton mach "pledge, hostage" and lou "bright, brilliant". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint, supposedly a companion of Saint Brendan on his trans-Atlantic journey. He later went to Brittany, where he founded the monastic settlement of Saint-Malo.

Related Names

User SubmissionsMâlo, Maló


Name Days

France: November 15


Entry added December 14, 2019