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: Colin, Coleman (English), Colombe (French), Kolman, Koloman (German), Colomba, Colombano, Colombo, Colombina (Italian), Columba, Columbanus (Late Roman), Cailean, Calum, Colin, Callum (Scottish), Koloman (Slovak)