Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Irish form of Columba. The Old Irish word columb or colum also means "dove", derived from Latin columba.

Related Names

VariantsColm(Irish) Columb(Old Irish)
DiminutivesColmán(Irish) Colmán, Columbán(Old Irish)
Other Languages & CulturesColeman(English) Kolman, Koloman(German) Colombo, Colombano(Italian) Columba, Columbanus(Late Roman) Callum(Scottish) Calum(Scottish Gaelic) Koloman(Slovak)

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Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from
Entry updated January 21, 2022