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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.
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).
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