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

Malo Origin and Meaning

The name Malo is a boy's name of Breton origin meaning "shining hostage".

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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-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...!