Malcom Name Meaning & Origin
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- Comments and insights on the name Malcom
I named my oldest son Malcom. I love this name as it is familiar but uncommon. He is a very responsible little boy, who loves to laugh and be silly but also loves to learn. He is kind-hearted and very conscious of others. I love that his name is strong, dignified, and sophisticated, but friendly and fun.
- Personal experiences with the name Malcom
We thought it was strange to have a silent "L" in the name (traditional spelling "Malcolm", so we left it out.
- Nicknames for Malcom
Mal, Malc, Mac, Mack
- Meanings and history of the name Malcom
Malcolm is a warm and welcoming Scottish appellation (originally Mael-Colium) that fits into that golden circle of names that are distinctive but not at all odd. A royal name in Scotland, Malcolm is also a hero name for many via radical civil rights activist Malcolm X.
Malcolm was the name of four Scottish kings--including the son of Duncan who succeeded to the throne after Macbeth murdered his father--and has been a standard in that country.
Denzel Washington named one of his sons Malcolm, as did Harrison Ford.
- Famous real-life people named Malcom
Malcolm McDowell - Actor
Malcolm Forbes - Multimillionaire publisher of Forbes magazine. He promoted capitalism and was known for his lavish parties and investments.
Malcolm X - Iconic Muslim minister, leader of the Nation of Islam, and human rights activist who spoke out against white supremacy and the disenfranchisement of African Americans.
Malcolm Young - Bassist for ACDC and brother of Angus Young
Malcolm Cambell - Racecar Driver
Malcolm Gets - Broadway Actor
Malcolm Subban - Hockey Player
- Malcom in song, story & screen
Malcom "Mal" Reynolds was the Captain on the tv show Firefly and movie Serenity portrayed by Nathan Fillion
Dr. Ian Malcolm was a character on Jurassic Park.
TV Show "Malcolm in the Middle"