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Meaning and name origin

Colum \c(o)-lum\ as a boy's name is of Irish and Gaelic origin. Short form of Latin Columba (see Calum) or Columban. Used in reference to Saint Columba (sixth century) of Ireland, who founded the monastery of Iona. Actor from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" Colm Meaney; actor Colm Wilkinson.


Colum has 7 variant forms: Callum, Collumbano, Colm, Colombain, Columbano, Columbanus and Columcille.

For more information, see also the related boy name Culver.


Colum is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Colum and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Callum (#729), Colm and Calum. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Callum in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Callum, Calum, Colm outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Clem, Colan, Colin and Colyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Colum.