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Origin: South Africa
Region Origin: Southern Africa

Malcolm is a Scottish given name with a Gaelic origin, meaning "devotee of Saint Columba". The name is derived from the Gaelic personal name Maol-Choluim, and it has been Anglicized as Malcom. The name has been used for four kings of Scotland, starting from the 10th century, including Malcolm III, who became king after killing Macbeth, the usurper who had defeated his father Duncan. Malcolm has been a popular name in various forms of entertainment, including the Harry Potter franchise and the television series Malcolm in the Middle.

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