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Gender: Male Origin of Columbus: Variation of Columbo or Columbia Meaning of Columbo: Latin, "dove"

The name Columbus is a boy's name . Columbus and discussed in our forums with posts like "BOYS Names -- H/H/P".

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This is a big name, both in heritage and sound. On the right child, this could be inspired, but others may shrink from all the connotations. While your preferred nickname for this option might be Col (or Kit if you're connecting it to Christopher Columbus), you may end up with the slightly more cumbersome "Bus" as the short-form.

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Famous People Named Columbus

Columbus Keith Short, American actor/choreographer
Columbus Germain, American politician in Wisconsin
Columbus Caldwell, American politician in Wisconsin
Columbus George Donald Taylor (b. 1991), son of Lady Helen (Windsor) Taylor; in line to the British throne
Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer

Pop Culture References for the name Columbus

Columbus, the capital of Ohio and 15th largest city in the United States
One of the pressurized modules of the International Space Station

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