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Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. ko-LOOM-ba(Late Latin)
kə-LUM-bə(English)
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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.
DiminutiveColumbanus
Other Languages & CulturesColin, Coleman(English) Kolman, Koloman(German) Colm, Colum, Coleman, Colmán, Columban(Irish) Colombo, Colombano(Italian) Cailean, Calum, Colin, Callum(Scottish) Koloman(Slovak)

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