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Columbus 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.
Baby names that sound like Columbus are Columbanus and Columbano.
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Popularity of Columbus
Columbus is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1026 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#10939 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Columbus for boys. (2010 statistics) Compare Columbus with its variant forms and related boy baby names.