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What does Columbine mean?

Columbine Pronunciation of Columbine [columbine] as a girls' name is pronounced KAHL-am-bien. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Columbine is "dove". From Italian Columbina, a diminutive of Columba. Columbine is also a literary character who appears in traditional Italian comedy Commedia dell'Arte and English pantomime as Harlequin's beloved. Also a flower name for a delicate two-colored blossom.

Associated with: literary, delicate (gentle).


Columbine has 2 variants: Colombe and Columbina.

1 more related form via Columba: Columbia.

Creative forms:
(female) Columbiney, Columney, ..

(male) Columble, Columlins, ..

Middle name pairings:
Columbine Holly (C.H.), ..

How popular is Columbine?

Columbine is an uncommon given name for women. Columbine is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only popular variation form of Columbine (outside Top 2000) is Columbia. Adoption of this form of Columbine was at its apex during 1910-1919 (#1412). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Columbine and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Albine, Aubine, Balbine (see Balbina), Bobine, Calvine, Capucine, Carmaine, Carmine, Cauline, Celandine, Celestine, Celine, Charmaine, Charmine, Ciline, Clarine, Claudine, Clemmie, Clymene, Colene, Colina, Coline, Colleene, Collene, Collice, Collie, Collina, Colline, Conradine, Coraline, Coralline (see Coral), Corine, Corrine, Felmine, Goldarine (see Golda), Jolaine, Joline, Kolline, Louisine, Melusine, Polline (see Paulina), Robine, Roline, Rolline, Romaine, Romeine, Rubine, Soline, Souline and Willmine (see Wilhelmina). These names tend to be more frequently used than Columbine.

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