Meaning and name origin
Columbus is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1026 out of 1220, Top 84%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#10939 out of 88799, Top 12%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Columbus for boys. Columbus reached its highest rank of #227 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Columbanus. This name tends to be less commonly used than Columbus.