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Meaning and name origin

Columbus \c(o)-lu-mbus\ as a boy's name. Variant of the Latin word meaning "dove". Made famous by Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who discovered America.

Columbus has 2 variant forms: Colombe and Colombo.


Columbus is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1026 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#10939 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Columbus for boys (2015 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.


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