Gender Masculine
Usage Irish
Pronounced Pron. kə-LUM-bən(English)

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 & CulturesColin, Coleman(English) Kolman, Koloman(German) Colombo, Colombano(Italian) Columba, Columbanus(Late Roman) Cailean, Calum, Colin, Callum(Scottish) Koloman(Slovak)


Entry updated October 11, 2012