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GenderMasculine
UsageIrish
PronouncedPron.kə-LUM-bən English
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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 & CulturesColin, Coleman English Kolman, Koloman German Colombano, Colombo Italian Columba, Columbanus Late Roman Cailean, Calum, Colin, Callum Scottish Koloman Slovak

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animals, birds, nature
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute