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Callum is a beautiful baby name with a European feel. It actually has a deep religious background too, being as that it comes from the Latin Columba. The name only came to America just over a decade ago, and it is already a top 400 name.

Meaning of the name Callum:

Scottish: dove

Origin of the name Callum:

Callum is an alternative spelling of the baby name Calum, popular in Scotland. This name came from the baby name Columba, which was a Latin name meaning “dove.” It was a popular name in the sixth century among saints and monks of the early church.

Symbolism of the name Callum:

Callum comes from the baby name Columba which also means “dove.” A dove was the symbol of the Trinity in the church, making Callum an important name among those of the Christian church.

Style of the name Callum:

Traditional

Gender of the name Callum:

Callum is a very European-sounding boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Callum:

KAL-um

Number of syllables in the name Callum:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Callum:

Callum is a strong name for boys that is simple. It is a name that deserves respect due to the strength that exists in it, however.

Alternative spellings for the name Callum:

  • Calum
  • Kallum
  • Kalum

Nicknames for the name Callum:

  • Cal
  • Cay
  • Coll
  • Calm
  • Cali 
  • Calie
  • Cally

Popularity of the name Callum:

Callum has only been a top 1,000 name in America since 2008. It has continually grown in the past decade, however, to become more and more popular, reaching the top 500 list in 2019. In 2020, the name is a top 400 boy's name at rank 335.

Related names for the name Callum:

Great middle names for Callum and their meanings:

  • Scott (painted warrior, wanderer)
  • Jasper (treasurer)
  • Rhys (enthusiasm)
  • Axel (father is peace)
  • Zane (God is gracious)
  • Reed (red-haired)
  • Benson (son of Benne)
  • Robert (bright fame)
  • Jagger (carter)

Famous people with the name Callum:

  • Callum Ilott (race car driver)
  • Callum Rennie (actor, “Due South”)
  • Callum Francis (actor, “Kinky Boots”)
  • Callum Ferguson (cricketer)
  • Callum Peterson (soccer player)
  • Callum Smith (boxer)
  • Callum Turner (actor, “Fantastic Beasts”)

Callums in popular culture:

  • Callum McGregor (character from “Noughts and Crosses”)
  • Callum (character from “The Sparticle Mystery”)
  • Callum Highway (character from “Eastenders”)
  • Callum Reyes (character from “Reboot”)
  • Callum (character from “Assassin's Creed”)
  • Callum (character from “The Park” game)
  • Callum (character from “The Dragon Prince”)