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Gender: M Meaning of Callum: "dove" Origin of Callum: Scottish form of Columba, Latin Callum's Popularity in 2014: #729

Callum, a charming Scottish boys' name just beginning to be heard in this country but high on the list in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, is worth consideration as a less popular alternative to Colin and Caleb, etc.

Kyle MacLachlan chose Callum for his son. Callum might also be spelled Calum; in Ireland, the name became Colm, and in Scotland it's sometimes used as a pet form of Malcolm.

Callum was popular among early Christians because the dove was a symbol of purity, peace and the Holy Spirit. St. Columba was one of the most influential of the early Celtic saints.

Famous People Named Callum

(Daniel James) Callum Blue, English actor
Callum Keith Rennie, English-Canadian actor
Callum Rory McKenzie Francis, English actor and singer
Callum Henry McManaman, English footballer
Callum James Ferguson, Australian cricketer
Callum Lyon MacLachlan, son of actor Kyle MacLachlan

Pop Culture References for the name Callum

Callum McGregor, character in Malorie Blackman's 'Noughts and Crosses' series
Callum, character on British TV series "The Sparticle Mystery"
Callum Rebecchi, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
Callum Reyes, character in "Reboot" by Amy Tintera
Callum Rennie, character on British soap "Emmerdale"
Callum Kane, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"

Cal, Calum, Colm, Colum