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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 Colin or Callum or an abbreviation of Malcolm but an Irish Gaelic name Colm. English speakers need to add a "u" to make the sound Collum.

Pronunciation /kɒlm/, /kʌlm/, /ˈkæləm/
Gender Male
Meaning Dove
Other names
Alternative spelling Colum, Colom
Derived Derived from the Gaelic 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

Other uses[edit]

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

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