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What does Colum mean?

Colum Pronunciation of Colum as a boys' 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Col-, irish, saint, monastery, star, deep (dark)


VARIANTS Callum, Collumbano, Colm, Colombain, Columbano, Columbanus, Columcille


(male) Celum, ..

(female) Cola, ..

Colum Kayden (C.K.), ..

How popular is Colum?

Colum is an uncommon given name for men. Colum is a rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Callum (#683 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Calum (#1920) and Colm are the prominent variation forms of Colum (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). These relations of Colum were popular as baby names in 2015 (AVERAGE #1534). Callum is the most chic name for newborns in this compilation. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Callum, Calum in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Clem, Col, Colan, Colas, Colby, Cole, Colet, Coley, Colin, Colis, Coll, Colla, Colle, Colt, Colyn and Comus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Colum.