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Malcolm

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 18 0 18
1881 17 0 17
1882 20 0 20
1883 23 0 23
1884 18 0 18
1885 14 0 14
1886 25 0 25
1887 21 0 21
1888 26 0 26
1889 27 0 27
1890 27 0 27
1891 31 0 31
1892 30 0 30
1893 27 0 27
1894 34 0 34
1895 33 0 33
1896 48 0 48
1897 30 0 30
1898 40 0 40
1899 35 0 35
1900 55 0 55
1901 35 0 35
1902 52 0 52
1903 48 0 48
1904 46 0 46
1905 65 0 65
1906 48 0 48
1907 54 0 54
1908 78 0 78
1909 83 0 83
1910 86 0 86
1911 140 0 140
1912 233 0 233
1913 293 5 288
1914 317 0 317
1915 464 0 464
1916 476 0 476
1917 544 0 544
1918 508 0 508
1919 504 5 499
1920 556 0 556
1921 599 0 599
1922 548 0 548
1923 623 0 623
1924 639 0 639
1925 627 9 618
1926 629 0 629
1927 622 9 613
1928 666 0 666
1929 606 7 599
1930 557 0 557
1931 590 5 585
1932 571 0 571
1933 526 0 526
1934 498 0 498
1935 545 0 545
1936 531 0 531
1937 501 0 501
1938 541 0 541
1939 523 0 523
1940 548 0 548
1941 497 0 497
1942 576 0 576
1943 677 5 672
1944 549 0 549
1945 509 0 509
1946 626 0 626
1947 630 0 630
1948 549 0 549
1949 520 0 520
1950 541 0 541
1951 592 5 587
1952 606 0 606
1953 552 5 547
1954 592 0 592
1955 596 0 596
1956 567 0 567
1957 562 0 562
1958 601 0 601
1959 499 0 499
1960 546 0 546
1961 522 0 522
1962 520 0 520
1963 485 0 485
1964 471 0 471
1965 613 0 613
1966 454 0 454
1967 430 0 430
1968 422 0 422
1969 441 0 441
1970 543 5 538
1971 526 7 519
1972 457 6 451
1973 394 5 389
1974 337 0 337
1975 368 0 368
1976 338 0 338
1977 327 0 327
1978 297 0 297
1979 295 5 290
1980 259 0 259
1981 273 0 273
1982 300 0 300
1983 222 0 222
1984 279 0 279
1985 386 0 386
1986 536 8 528
1987 638 5 633
1988 752 11 741
1989 904 0 904
1990 1,163 5 1,158
1991 1,306 7 1,299
1992 1,495 0 1,495
1993 1,224 0 1,224
1994 979 0 979
1995 888 0 888
1996 841 0 841
1997 766 0 766
1998 702 0 702
1999 712 0 712
2000 715 0 715
2001 614 0 614
2002 581 0 581
2003 507 0 507
2004 444 0 444
2005 448 0 448
2006 468 0 468
2007 453 0 453
2008 482 0 482
2009 432 0 432
2010 495 0 495
2011 523 0 523
2012 584 0 584
2013 646 0 646
2014 678 0 678
2015 732 0 732

Want to know about the popularity of the Malcolm baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 59,773 babies born with the name Malcolm in the United States. That's more than enough Malcolms to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 18 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Malcolm" was in 1992 with a total of 1,495 babies. (That's a lot of baby Malcolms)

According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Malcolm" ranks #66 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 21 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1935. Across the entire United States a total of 545 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Malcolm" mean? The list below shows the origins of Malcolm as well as things modernly associated with the name Malcolm such as celebrities named Malcolm.

Origin and Meaning of Malcolm

The name "Malcolm" is of Scottish origin, and it means "Follower of St. Columbus". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Malcolm X

Malcolm X is a minister and activist. Malcolm was born in 1925 as Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

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Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowell is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1964 to present. Malcolm was born in 1943 as Malcolm John Taylor in Horsforth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Malcolm Young

Malcolm Young is a musician, songwriter, and producer specializing in hard rock, blues rock, rock and roll music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1969 to 2014. Malcolm was born in 1953 as Malcolm Mitchell Young in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

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Malcolm David Kelley

Malcolm David Kelley is an actor, singer, songwriter, and rapper with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1999 to present. Malcolm was born in 1992 in Bellflower, California, U.S.

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Malcolm McLaren

Malcolm McLaren is a musician, singer-songwriter, band manager, and entrepreneur specializing in rock, punk rock, hip hop, and new wave music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1971 to 2010. Malcolm was born in 1946 as Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren in Stoke Newington, London, UK.

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Malcolm D. Lee

Malcolm D. Lee is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. Malcolm was born in 1970 in Queens, New York, United States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Malcolm

Malcolm Butler
Malcolm Jenkins
Malcolm Kerr
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm In The Middle
Malcolm X Death
Malcolm X Quotes
Malcolm X Park

Alternative Meanings

M is for melody, the song of life.

A is for activities, for you have many.

L is for little, the little things you do.

C is for compatible, a friend's friend.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

Your name in reverse order is "Mloclam". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lmmclao". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Malcolm born Jun 26, 1983

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 1525. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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