Type Surname (from occupation & from given name)
Usage Italian
Pronounced Pron. ko-LOM-bo  [key·IPA]

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 & CulturesMacCallum, McCallum(Scottish) MacColuim(Scottish Gaelic) Colón(Spanish)
Place Name DescendantsColombia, Columbia(Italian)


Entry updated November 16, 2019