Meaning and Origin of Malo - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Malo

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Hawaiian : Winner

Family name origins & meanings:

  • French : from the personal name Malo, which was relatively popular in Brittany in the Middle Ages, having been borne by a 6th-century Welsh missionary to the area. His name is also recorded in the Latinized form Maclovius, and perhaps has some connection with Celtic megalos ‘chief’, ‘leader’.
  • Spanish : nickname for an unpleasant individual, from Spanish malo ‘bad’, ‘evil’ (Latin malus).