The name Columbia is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "land of Columbus". Columbia and is often added to lists like State Capital Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
Columbia is a rarely used name with many associations. From the eighteenth century it has been used as a female personification of the United States, often appearing as a flag-draped patriotic figure. And as such it's inspired a plethora of place and company names, from the District of Columbia to Columbia University to Columbia Records, and songs like "Columbia, Gem of the Ocean." A character called Columbia appears in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The peaceful Columba/Colomba--meaning "dove"-- is often heard in the Latino community