Type Surname (from occupation & from given name)
Usage Italian
Pronounced Pron. ko-LOM-bo

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

Other Languages & CulturesColeman(English) Coleman(Irish) MacCailín, MacCallion, MacCallum, Mac Coluim, McCallum(Scottish) Colón(Spanish)
Place Name DescendantsColombia, Columbia(Italian)


Entry updated November 16, 2019