Maelum is certainly not the easiest name to find any information on. It could be a variant of Old English mælum meaning “at a time”, the dative plural of mǣl (fixed time, appointed time; food served) via Proto-Germanic *mēlą (measure, measurement; time, occasion) derived from PIE root word *meh₁- (to measure). It’s also possible that Maelum could be a variant of mălum, a Latin word meaning “evil, wrong” via malus; or mālum meaning “apple” derived from Ancient Greek mêlon (apple; fruit) which seems to be derived from a Pre-Greek origin. Maelum could also be an elaborated form of Breton Mael meaning “prince, chief” from Proto-Celtic *magalos.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Celtic



  • Mael (Breton)
  • Maël (Breton, French)


Female forms:

  • Maëlle (Breton, French)
  • Maëlys (French)
  • Maela (Breton)



One Comment Add yours

  1. Wow this is a very interesting name, both as for its sound and etymology. I like Mael, but I haven’t heard about Maelum before.


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