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What does Columbia mean?

Columbia Pronunciation of Columbia [co-lum-bia] as a girls' name has its root in Latin, and the meaning of the name Columbia is "dove". Columbia is an alternate spelling of Columba (Latin): Saint Columba.


2 related forms via Columba: Colombe and Columbine.

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Middle name pairings:
Columbia Lara (C.L.), ..

How popular is Columbia?

Columbia is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#26987 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Columbia reached its apex rank of #1396 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Columbia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Columbia outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Albia, Callia, Calpurnia, Cambria, Camia, Carmia, Celenia, Celesia, Celestia, Celia, Celicia, Celosia, Cenobia, Chuma, Cilia, Cilicia, Claudia, Clelia, Clematia (see Clematis), Clemmie, Clodia, Cloelia, Colena, Coleta (see Colette), Coletta, Colina, Colinda, Collena, Colleta, Collie, Collina, Collis, Columbina (see Columbine), Coralia, Cordelia, Cordia, Cornalia (see Cornelia), Cornelia, Cosima, Cosma, Dumia, Goldia, Mounia, Nubia, Olimpia, Olympia, Rubia, Toulia, Volusia and Zolia. These names tend to be more commonly used than Columbia.

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