Given Name COLUMBAN

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Irish
PRONOUNCED: kə-LUM-bən (English)  [details]

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.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Colin, Coleman (English), Kolman, Koloman (German), Colombano, Colombo (Italian), Columba, Columbanus (Late Roman), Cailean, Calum, Colin, Callum (Scottish), Koloman (Slovak)

Categories

animals, birds, nature
Entry updated October 11, 2012