COLUMBAN
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Irish
PRONOUNCED: kə-LUM-bən (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Possibly an Irish diminutive of COLUMBA. Alternatively, it may be derived from Old Irish colum "dove" and bán "white". The 7th-century Saint Columban of Leinster was the founder of several monasteries in Europe.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Colombano (Italian), Columbanus (Late Roman)
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