Columba Origin and Meaning

The name Columba is a boy's name meaning "dove".

While the original Irish St. Columba was male, the modern Irish variation Colm or Scottish Callum would be more appropriate for a contemporary boy. We can, however, imagine Columba as a rhythmic and contemporary-sounding girl's name.

Famous People Named Columba

  • Saint ColumbaIrish abbot and missionary to Scotland
  • Joseph Aloysius "Columba" Marmionbeatified Benedictine Irish monk and abbot
  • Columba Andrew StewartAmerican Benedictine monk
  • Owen Columba CoyleIrish footballer and manager