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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 baby name that sounds like Columba is Columbina.

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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 are the baby name popularity trends of the name Columba compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Columba only.

Popularity of name Columba
Popularity of Columba