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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.


Columbus has 2 variants: Colombe and Colombo.

Kreatif forms: Calumbus, Columcy, Corlumbus. [more]

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 reached its peak rank of #227 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Columbus name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Columbus outside U.S.

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Columbanus. This name tends to be less commonly used than Columbus.