Gender Masculine
Usage Old Irish
Pronounced Pron. /kə.ˈlʌm.bən/(English)  [key·simplify]

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 Columbán of Leinster was the founder of several monasteries in Europe.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesColeman(English) Kolman, Koloman(German) Colm, Colum, Coleman, Colmán(Irish) Colombo, Colombano(Italian) Columba, Columbanus(Late Roman) Callum(Scottish) Calum(Scottish Gaelic) Koloman(Slovak)
User SubmissionColumban

Name Days

Austria: November 23 (as Columban)


Entry updated January 21, 2022