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Gender: Male 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 Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boy and girl makeover with middles".

From the experts:

Colm is a popular boys' name in Ireland 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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Famous People Named Colm

Colm Wilkinson, Irish tenor and actor
Colm Meaney, Irish actor
Colm Feore, Canadian-American actor
Colm Keegan, Irish singer of band Celtic Thunder
Colm Tóibín, Irish novelist, journalist, playwright and critic
Colm McCarthy, Scottish television director
Colm Magner, Canadian actor
Colm Ó Maonlaí, Irish actor
Colm Ó Cíosóig, Irish drummer of band My Bloody Valentine

Pop Culture References for the name Colm

Pronounced "column" by English speakers
Colm Fahey, father of Jesper Fahey in 'Six of Crows' by Leigh Bardugo

Calum, Callum, Colom, Columb, Colum