Names That Mean Devotee

  1. Malcolm
    • Origin:

      Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "devotee of St. Colomba"
    • Description:

      Malcolm is a warm and welcoming Scottish appellation (originally Mael-Colium) that fits into that golden circle of names that are distinctive but not at all odd. A royal name in Scotland, Malcolm is also a hero name for many via radical civil rights activist Malcolm X.
  2. Marmaduke
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "devotee of Maedoc"
    • Description:

      One of the ultimate teasable names, an Irish saint's name now associated with the oversized comic-strip dog. Scottish adventurer Bear (born Edward) Grylls took up the challenge when he used it for his son.
  3. Mal
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Malcolm, Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "devotee of St. Colomba"
    • Description:

      A nickname for Malcolm that at one point ranked independently on the US Top 1000. It still exists as an affectionate pet form, but you’re unlikely to hear a Malcolm introduce himself as Mal.
  4. Panayiotis
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "devotee of the Virgin Mary"
    • Description:

      Form of Panagiotis
  5. Malone
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "a devotee of Saint John"
    • Description:

      Classic Irish surname with a lot of character and some interesting associations: the title character of a Samuel Beckett novel and basketball great Karl Malone. Malone is a popular name for baby boys in France.
  6. Maloney
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "devotee of the church"
    • Description:

      Too close to baloney.
  7. Malcom
    • Origin:

      Variation of Malcolm, Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "devotee of St. Columba"
    • Description:

      This may be a phonetic variation of Malcolm, but it just looks...wrong. Be prepared for spelling corrections.
  8. Miraya
    • Origin:

      Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "devotee of Lord Krishna"
    • Description:

      Striking Sanskrit name that could easily cross cultures.
  9. Malone
    • Origin:

      Irish surname
    • Meaning:

      "devotee of St. John"
    • Description:

      Currently more popular among baby girls than boys — perhaps due to the association with Irish folksong "Molly Malone."
  10. Panagiotis
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "devotee of the Virgin Mary"
    • Description:

      From the Greek title of the Virgin Mary, Panagia, which "all holy".
  11. Panayiota
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "devotee of the Virgin Mary"
    • Description:

      Form of Panagiota
  12. Panagiota
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "devotee of the Virgin Mary"
    • Description:

      From the Greek title of the Virgin Mary, Panagia, which "all holy".