Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Created by the Scottish poet James MacPherson in the 18th century for a character in his Ossian poems. He probably intended it to mean "smooth brow", from Scottish Gaelic mala "brow" and mìn "smooth, fine" (lenited to mhìn and pronounced with a v sound).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMalwina(Polish)
User SubmissionsMalvína, Malvina


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   refined   strange   complex   serious  

Name Days

Lithuania: July 4
Slovakia: January 11 (as Malvína)


Entry updated January 21, 2022