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What does Colum mean?

Colum /co-lum/ 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: irish, saint, monastery, star, deep (dark)

Variations

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

Related boy name: Culver.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Celum, Covlum, ..

(female) Cola, Colia, ..

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)

VIEW POPULARITY

Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Callum (#729 from current records), Colm and Calum are the prominent variation forms of Colum (outside Top 2000). These relations of Colum were popular as baby names in 2014 (average #1576). Callum is the most chic name for newborns in this compilation. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Colum and related names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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 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.


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