Callum

Pronunciation: ka-hllu-hm
Origin: Scotland
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Europe

Callum is a Scottish Gaelic name that commemorates the Latin name Columba, meaning 'dove'. The name was popular among early Christians because the dove was a symbol of purity, peace, and the Holy Spirit. St. Columba, also known as Colmcille, was an Irish abbot who spread Christianity to present-day Scotland and founded the abbey. The name Callum is derived from Colomba, which is the Latin name of Colmcille. Today, Callum remains a popular name, especially in Scotland, where it was the 60th most popular name in 2022. The name Callum has its origins in the Scottish name MacCallum, which is derived from the Latin word "Columba," meaning 'dove'. The full form of the name was used up until the 17th century. In different religions or traditions, the dove symbolizes the Holy Spirit and embodies true love, purity, peace, hope, and freedom. The name Callum means 'dove' or 'one who is peaceful' and is associated with someone who is gentle, kind, and nurturing.

Callum Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Callum is currently #222 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Callum is currently #222 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Callum is currently #219 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Callum is currently #219 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Callum

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