Calum: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Calum

Calum

Pronunciation: KA-luhm (key)

Origin of the name Callum:

Borrowed from the Scottish, Calum is a Gaelic form of the Latin Columba (dove). Var: Callum, Kallum. Short: Cal, Kal.

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Related Names:

Callum, Colm, Columba

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My older brother's name is Calum but he goes by Cal. A lot of people tend to mispronounce his name as "Cale-um" as in Caleb. My parents liked the name Cal but didn't like Calvin so my mom found this name in a book she was reading and like it so they used it.

Nicknames for Calum: | Edit

Cal

Meanings and history of the name Calum: | Edit

"Dove" or "Messenger of peace"

Famous real-life people named Calum: | Edit

Calum Hood, Australian singer in the band 5 Seconds of Summer
Calum Chambers, English professional footballer, plays as a defender for Arsenal FC.

Calum in song, story & screen: | Edit

Calum Buchanan from All Creatures Great and Small (book and t.v. series). He was a Scottish vet with a love of wildlife.

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