What does Calum mean?
Calum /ca-lum/ as a boys' name is pronounced KAL-um. It is of Scottish, Gaelic and Latin origin, and the meaning of Calum is "dove".
Variant of Columba. This was popular among early Christians because the dove was a symbol of gentleness, purity, peace, and the Holy Spirit. Saint Columba was an influential sixth-century Irish missionary who founded a monastery on the Scottish island of Iona. His contemporary, Saint Columban, also Irish, was a missionary in France, Switzerland, and Italy. Calum and its variant Callum may be considered variants of Malcolm in Scotland.
Calum has 1 more related form via Malcolm: Malcom▼.Kreatif forms: Caelum, Caxlum. [more]
How popular is Calum?
Calum is a rare first name for men. Calum is a unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Calum for boys. Calum reached its apex rank of #44 in Ireland in the year 2006, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2013 Birth Statistics)
Prominent alternative forms of Calum ranked in the Top 1000 are Callum (#729 via latest list), Colm, Malcolm (#442) and Malcom. Usage of these relations of Calum reached its peak in 1992 (average #794) and is almost as conventional today (#834, ▼19%), but with versions such as Malcolm becoming less trendy. Malcolm is the clear favorite, though Callum has become trendy as well over time.
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