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Gender: Male Pronunciation: MAH-lo Meaning of Malo: "shining hostage" Origin of Malo: Breton

The name Malo is a boy's name of Breton origin meaning "shining hostage". Malo and discussed in our forums with posts like "Switcher Machine".

From the experts:

Malo, the name of an important sixth century Breton saint who founded St. Malo, the charming port town in Brittany -- is considered quite au courant in France right now, ranking firmly in the Top 100.

Saint Malo of Aleth, a patron saint of lost items, was consecrated the first Bishop of Aleth. He was also known as Maclou, Maclovius and, in Italian, Macuto. Malo is worth thinking about as a highly unusual alternative to Milo.

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Famous People Named Malo

Saint Malo of Aleth, Welsh-born founding saint of Brittany, France

Pop Culture References for the name Malo

Malo, god of the Torres Strait Islands
Malo de Vigny, character in the game Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Malo, character in the Legend of Zelda video games
Saint-Malo, France
Malo means 'bad' in Spanish
Malo, female trial captain in Pokémon Sun and Moon


-EagleEyes- Says:


All I can think of is the 'bad' translation. I love the similar name Milo, though.

ARead Says:


St. Malo is the setting for the incredible novel, All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

bwilderd Says:


In Spanish, this name as a word means "bad". Not sure if anybody would consider this before naming their baby, but just in case...!