Malcolm

Malcolm - A very unique male name



  May 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Malcolm, meaning devotee of St. Colomba, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #283. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Malcolm and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Malcolm? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Malcolm. The baby boy name Malcolm was given to 547 baby boys in 2012, ranking #463 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,000 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Malcolm peaked in popularity 91 years ago in 1928 on position 204.



Famous with this name

Malcolm Dixon
Malcolm McDowell
Malcolm Thornton


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Malcolm is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Malcolm is currently topping the baby name charts in Delaware at position #190 - and is the least popular in New York at position #731.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Malcolm is where you live.


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Malcolm origin and meaning

Malcolm is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means devotee of St. Colomba. To see famous people named Malcolm, pop culture references for the name Malcolm and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Malcolm

We've found the following names that sound similar to Malcolm, sorted by popularity.


Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012463
2011493
2010531
2009601
2008551
2007570
2006534
2005532
2004535
2003490
2002418
2001408
2000368
1999366
1998366
1997338
1996315
1995298
1994279
1993239
1992207
1991228
1990242
1989269
1988307
1987328
1986355
1985441
1984518
1983580
1982492
1981513
1980522
1979471
1978471
1977434
1976425
1975399
1974418
1973388
1972371
1971354
1970343
1969374
1968376
1967361
1966357
1965303
1964359
1963350
1962338
1961344
1960337
1959350
1958308
1957325
1956312
1955296
1954293
1953309
1952284
1951281
1950293
1949302
1948294
1947269
1946244
1945259
1944245
1943217
1942236
1941251
1940228
1939225
1938224
1937235
1936216
1935221
1934231
1933221
1932216
1931221
1930228
1929213
1928204
1927223
1926215
1925219
1924210
1923208
1922238
1921227
1920225
1919239
1918240
1917205
1916223
1915223
1914245
1913222
1912229
1911223
1910283

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Delaware190
South Carolina229
Maine236
Massachusetts268
Maryland292
Virginia320
Michigan346
Louisiana350
Oregon355
Kansas355
Washington364
Arkansas370
Connecticut376
Minnesota388
New Mexico403
Alabama413
Illinois431
Florida438
North Carolina474
Wisconsin478
Georgia482
California491
Pennsylvania491
Kentucky496
Mississippi514
Missouri519
Texas520
New Jersey532
Tennessee536
Ohio545
Indiana551
Arizona600
New York731

Even more about Malcolm


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Malcolm a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Malcolm?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1928
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Malcolm
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 3,000
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +547

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