Malin Family History
Malin Name Meaning
English: from the medieval female personal name Malin, a diminutive of Mall. French and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Madalin, a short form of compound names with the initial element madal ‘council’. Serbian: patronymic from maly, Serbian mali ‘small’; compare Maly. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Male (a back-formation from Malka as if it contained the Slavic diminutive suffix -ke) + the Slavic metronymic suffix -in. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Malin, a place in Ukraine.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press