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Gender Masculine
Usage Irish
Pronounced Pron. 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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