The name Callum is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "dove". Callum is ranked #611 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like British Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".
From the experts:
Callum, a charming Scottish boys’ namee 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.