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Gender: Male Meaning of Callum: "dove" Origin of Callum: Scottish form of Columba, Latin Callum's Popularity in 2017: #611

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 "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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.

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Famous People Named Callum

(Daniel James) Callum Blue, English actor
Callum Ilott, British racing driver
Callum Keith Rennie, English-Canadian actor
Callum Rory McKenzie Francis, English actor and singer
Callum Henry McManaman, English footballer
Callum James Ferguson, Australian cricketer
Callum Thomas Owen Paterson, English footballer
Callum Smith, British boxer
Callum Eddie Graham Wilson, English footballer
Callum Robilliard Turner, English actor
Callum McGinley 'Callux', YouTuber
Callum Airey 'Calfreezy', YouTuber
Callum Lyon MacLachlan, son of actor Kyle MacLachlan
Callum Ryan Moses Schweain (b. 2010), son of singer Kristin Swinford-Schweain of ZOEgirl

Pop Culture References for the name Callum

Callum McGregor, character in Malorie Blackman's 'Noughts and Crosses' series
Callum, character on British TV series "The Sparticle Mystery"
Callum Jones, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
Callum Reyes, character in "Reboot" by Amy Tintera
Callum Rennie, character on British soap "Emmerdale"
Callum Kane, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Callum, character in horror game 'The Park'
Callum "Cal" Lynch, character in the film "Assassin's Creed"
Callum Hunt, main character of Holly Black and Cassandra Clare's "Magisterium" series
Prince Callum, character in animated TV series "The Dragon Prince"

Cal, Calum, Colm, Colum