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Calum meaning and name origin
Calum \c(a)-lum\ as a boy's name is pronounced KAL-um. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin. Variant of Columba (Latin) "dove". 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 3 variant forms: Callum, Colm and Colum.
For more information, see also related names Cailean and Colman.
Baby names that sound like Calum are Clem and Gilam.
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Popularity of Calum
Calum is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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