What does Columbus mean?
Columbus /co-lum-bus/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name. Variant of the Latin word meaning "dove". Made famous by Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who discovered America.
How popular is Columbus?
Columbus is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1026 out of 1220, Top 84%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#14444 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Columbus for boys. Columbus was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #227 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Columbanus. This name tends to be less commonly used than Columbus.