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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.

Suggested similar baby names are Clem, Colan, Colin and Colyn.


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

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