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Columba meaning and name origin

Columba \c(o)-lu-mba\ as a girl's name is pronounced ka-LUM-ba. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Columba is "dove". Saint Columba, sixth-century Irish saint, founded an influential monastery on the Scottish island of Iona, and is supposed to have exorcised the River Ness of a monster. Though the Irish Columba was a man, two other saints of that name were both women. The dove is a Christian symbol for peace and the Holy Spirit.

Columba has 5 variant forms: Collie, Colly, Colombe, Columbia and Columbine.

A suggested similar baby name is Columbina.

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Popularity of Columba

Columba is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Columba name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Columba with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


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