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Gender: Male Pronunciation: cahl-em Meaning of Colm: "dove" Origin of Colm: Irish variation of Latin Columba

The name Colm is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "dove". Colm and is often added to lists like Irish Boy Names - Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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Colm is a popular Irish name for boys that could immigrate, especially with its peaceful meaning. Colm Toibin is a contemporary Irish novelist and critic, author of The Master and Brooklyn; Colm Meaney is an Irish actor. Pronunciation is two syllables instead of one, like Colin with an 'm' at the end. Colm is related to Columba, Colom, Colum, Callum, and Malcolm.

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FractalShadow Says:


I like the idea of pronouncing it more like "calm" or having the O sound like the O in "cole"

catcher5 Says:


Somehow, the Coll-um pronunciation reminds me of Gollum (Smeagol). I think I like the Callum variation better.

littlepenelope Says:


Interesting. I would've thought it would be pronounced like the end of Malcolm- one syllable- "calm" with an o sound, as previous poster mentioned. I kind of like Coll-um.... except... I hear "column" when I say it. Hmm.

aoife68 Says:


It's pronounced Coll-um, as Nameberry say; Colin with an m instead of an n :)

vintageluvs Says:


How is this properly pronounced in Ireland? I originally thought it was just as it looks, like "calm" but with an "o" sound, but now I'm not so sure. Can anyone help me?