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Colm is a male given name of Irish origin that means dove in the Irish language. Colm can be pronounced "Collum" or "Chullum". It is not an Irish version of Colon, but like Callum and Malcolm derives from a Gaelic variation on columba: the Latin word for 'dove'. English speakers need to add a "u" to make the sound Collum.

Pronunciation/kɒlm/, /kʌlm/, /ˈkæləm/
Other names
Alternative spellingColum, Colom
DerivedDerived from the latin word meaning "dove"



  • Colm, fictional character in the video game Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  • Colm Corbec, fictional character in the Gaunt's Ghosts series of novels by Dan Abnett
  • Colm Fahey, fictional character in Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo
  • Colm O'Driscoll, fictional character who is one of the antagonists in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2

Other uses[edit]

  • Colmanara, orchid genus abbreviated in trade journals as "Colm"

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