German, Scandinavian diminutive of Helmold
"helmet rule"

Malte Origin and Meaning

The name Malte is boy's name meaning "helmet rule".
Malte began as a short form of the now-obsolete Ancient Germanic name Helmold. Helmold has gone extinct, but Malte has survived and is now enjoying a popularity resurgence in Germany and Sweden.

Malte Popularity

Lists containing Malte

Famous People Named Malte

  • Malte BurbaGerman musician
  • MalteConrad Bruun, Danish,French geographer
  • Malte LudinGerman filmmaker
  • Malte UrbanGerman bicyclist
  • Malte PerssonSwedish author
  • Ethelreda Maltealleged illegitimate daughter of Henry VIII of England and the royal laundress

Malte in Pop Culture

  • The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Briggenovel by Rainer Maria Rilke