Variation of Columbo or Columbia, Latin

Columbus Origin and Meaning

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

This is a big name, both in heritage and sound. On the right child, this could be inspired, but others may shrink from all the connotations. While your preferred nickname for this option might be Col (or Kit if you're connecting it to Christopher Columbus), you may end up with the slightly more cumbersome "Bus" as the short-form.

# 997 in the US

Columbus Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Columbus

  • Columbus Keith ShortAmerican actor/choreographer
  • Columbus GermainAmerican politician in Wisconsin
  • Columbus CaldwellAmerican politician in Wisconsin
  • Columbus George Donald Taylor (b. 1991)son of Lady Helen (Windsor) Taylor; in line to the British throne
  • Christopher ColumbusItalian explorer

Columbus in Pop Culture

  • Columbusthe capital of Ohio and 15th largest city in the United States
  • One of the pressurized modules of the International Space Station