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Gender: M Meaning of Callum: "dove" Origin of Callum: Scottish form of Columba, Latin Callum's Popularity in 2013: #787

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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.

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Famous People Named Callum

Callum Lyon MacLachlan - Son of Kyle MacLachlan
James Hugh Calum Laurie - English actor
Callum Blue - actor
Callum Keith Rennie - Actor

Pop Culture References for the Name Callum

Callum McGregor, character in Malorie Blackman's series 'Noughts and Crosses'
Callum, a character from the Sparticle Mystery series played by Jerome Holder
Callum Rebecchi, from Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
Callum Reyes, Wren Connolly's trainee in the book "Reboot" by Amy Tintera

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