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GenderMasculine & Feminine
PronouncedPron.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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actresses, animals, birds, constellations, nature, Orthodox Saints, saints
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute