Colm Name Meaning & Origin

Colm

Pronunciation: KAWL-m (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, Columba, Calum

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My husband and I named our son Cullum. We took the name Colm and spelled it phonetically. Although it takes people a minute to get it, we love the name and it fits my son perfectly. I think this is a beautiful Gaelic name.

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My friend is named Colm. He got teased for his name because of his personality. "Colm isn't calm at all," my other friends say. Then Colm asked them to knock it off. Sadly, they didn't. And Colm moved away to another school, I never heard from him again. I just wanted to say please don't hang out with fake friends, sometimes they make you lose real ones. If Colm ever reads this, I hope I'll see his smile again.

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Colm Meaney, Star Trek TNG and DS9's Chief Miles O'Brien.

Broadway actor Colm Wilkinson, has been in multiple broadway productions including: Les Miserables, and Phantom of the Opera, among others.

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