Colm

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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.

Colm
Pronunciation /kɒlm/, /kʌlm/, /ˈkæləm/
Gender Male
Origin
Meaning Dove
Other names
Alternative spelling Colum, Colom
Derived Derived from the latin word meaning "dove"

People[edit]

Fiction[edit]

  • 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

Other uses[edit]

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

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