(m) From Gaelic Maol-Caluim, ‘servant or
disciple of St Columba.’ Malcolm is famous in Scottish
history because of King Malcolm III, called ‘Canmore’
(c. 1031-93), husband of Queen Margaret. The name was ranked 24th
in Scotland in 1858, but it had dropped
to 42nd place by 1935. In 1958 it was in 44th position,
and there is clear evidence to show that it has since
dropped out of fashion altogether. In England and Wales
Malcolm was taken up for a brief period around 1950,
while in Canada and Australia it has also been reasonably
well used. The Americans have yet to discover the name.
Malcolmina has sometimes been used as a feminine form.
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