Scottish form of Columba, Latin

Callum Origin and Meaning

The name Callum is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "dove".

Callum, a charming Scottish name high on the list in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, is rising through the ranks in the US now too. And it comes complete with the easy nickname Cal.

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 derived from Latin Columba, a unisex given name meaning "dove." 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.

# 222 in the US

Callum Rank in US Top 1000

# 27 on Nameberry

Callum Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Callum Popularity

Famous People Named Callum

  • (Daniel James) Callum BlueEnglish actor
  • Callum IlottBritish racing driver
  • Callum Keith RennieEnglish,Canadian actor
  • Callum Rory McKenzie FrancisEnglish actor and singer
  • Callum Henry McManamanEnglish footballer
  • Callum James FergusonAustralian cricketer
  • Callum Thomas Owen PatersonEnglish footballer
  • Callum SmithBritish boxer
  • Callum Eddie Graham WilsonEnglish footballer
  • Callum Robilliard TurnerEnglish actor
  • Callum McGinley 'Callux'YouTuber
  • Callum Airey 'Calfreezy'YouTuber
  • Callum Lyon MacLachlanson of actor Kyle MacLachlan
  • Callum Ryan Moses Schweain (b. 2010)son of singer Kristin Swinford,Schweain of ZOEgirl

Callum in Pop Culture

  • Callum McGregorcharacter in Malorie Blackman's 'Noughts and Crosses' series
  • Callumcharacter on British TV series "The Sparticle Mystery"
  • Callum “Halfway” Highwaycharacter on British soap “Eastenders”
  • Callum Jonescharacter on Australian soap "Neighbours"
  • Callum Reyescharacter in "Reboot" by Amy Tintera
  • Callum Renniecharacter on British soap "Emmerdale"
  • Callum Kanecharacter on British soap "Hollyoaks"
  • Callumcharacter in horror game 'The Park'
  • Callum "Cal" Lynchcharacter in the film "Assassin's Creed"
  • Callum Huntmain character of Holly Black and Cassandra Clare's "Magisterium" series
  • Prince Callumcharacter in animated TV series "The Dragon Prince"

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