Malin Family History
Malin Name Meaning
English: from the Middle English female personal name Malin a diminutive of Mall or Mald (Maud). See Mall and compare Mallinson and Maude 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) with the addition of the Slavic possessive suffix -in. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Malin a place in Ukraine. French: from the ancient Germanic male personal name Madalin a short form of compound names with the first element madal ‘council’. Compare Maline .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022