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Columba meaning and name origin

Columba \c(o)-lu-mba\ as a girl's name 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 the Holy Spirit.

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

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Popularity of Columba

Columba is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Columba for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Columba with its variant forms and related girl baby names.
Popularity of name Columba
Popularity of Columba


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