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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, 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).

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.