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What does Columbus mean?

Columbus Pronunciation of Columbus as a boys' name. Variant of the Latin word meaning "dove". Made famous by Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who discovered America.

ASSOCIATED WITH Col-, -us, famous


VARIANTS Colombe, Colombo



Columbus Arvin (C.A.), ..

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)

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. (2015 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-sounding 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.