SOURCE: Occupation & Given Name
USAGE: Italian

Meaning & History

Either from Italian colomba "dove" indicating a dove keeper, or from the given name COLOMBO which is derived from the same word. This was the Italian surname of the 15th-century explorer Christopher Columbus.

Related Names

VARIANT: Columbo
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Coleman (English), Coleman (Irish), MacCailín, MacCallion, MacCallum, Mac Coluim, McCallum (Scottish), Colón (Spanish)
Entry updated January 10, 2017