Columba
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Given Name COLUMBA
GENDER: Masculine & Feminine
USAGE: Late Roman
PRONOUNCED: ko-LOOM-ba (Late Latin), kə-LUM-bə (English)   [details]
Meaning & History
Late Latin name meaning "dove". The dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit in Christianity. This was the name of several early saints both masculine and feminine, most notably the 6th-century Irish monk Saint Columba (or Colum) who established a monastery on the island of Iona off the coast of Scotland. He is credited with the conversion of Scotland to Christianity.
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actresses, animals, birds, nature, saints, unisex
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DIMINUTIVE: Columbanus
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Colin, Coleman (English), Kolman, Koloman (German), Colm, Colum, Coleman, Colmán, Columban (Irish), Colombo, Colombano (Italian), Cailean, Calum, Colin, Callum (Scottish), Koloman (Slovak)