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Boy Name: Columbus

Name: Columbus
Pronunciation: \c(o)-lu-mbus\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: dove
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Columbanus, Columbano
Variant forms: Colombe, Colombo
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1026
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 10939


Columbus \c(o)-lu-mbus\ as a boy's name. Variant of the Latin word meaning "dove". Made famous by Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who discovered America.

Columbus has 2 variant forms: Colombe and Colombo.

Baby names that sound like Columbus are Columbanus and Columbano.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Columbus.


Columbus is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1026 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#10939 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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