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 "Heaven / Hell / Purgatory Girls".
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