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What does Columbus mean?

Columbus [co-lum-bus] as a boys' name. Variant of the Latin word meaning "dove". Made famous by Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who discovered America.

Associated with: famous.

Variations

Columbus has 2 variants: Colombe and Colombo.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Calumbus, Conlumbus, ..

(female) Columbar, Columron, ..

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)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Columbus for boys. Columbus was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #228 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Columbus name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Cadmus, Caduceus, Calum, Calumet, Catullus, Celsius, Celsus, Claudius, Claus, Clemens, Cletus, Cleytus, Clitus, Colas, Colbee, Colbey, Colbie, Colburn, Colby, Coleman, Colhoun, Colis, Collburn (see Colburn), Collby, Collins, Collis, Collumbano, Colm, Colman, Colombain, Colquhoun, Colum, Columbano (see Colum), Columbanus, Comus, Cornelus, Dollfus, Dollphus (see Dolph), Dolphus, Kobus, Olympus, Romulus and Seumus. These names tend to be less commonly used than Columbus.


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