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Gender: F Meaning of Columbia: "land of Columbus" Origin of Columbia: Latin

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

Famous People Named Columbia

Pop Culture References for the name Columbia

Columbia, character in film "Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Columbia, Female personification of the United States
Columbia University, Ivy League college in New York City
Columbia River, largest river in the US Pacific Northwest