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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Calum

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  • A user from France says the name Calum is of Unknown origin and means "Dove".
  • A submission from Illinois, United States says the name Calum means "Holy Spirit" and is of African origin.
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Calum means "Dove" and is of Scottish origin.

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Calum is the Scottish form of Columba, late Latin "dove", the name of a sixth century Scottish saint, one of the patron saints of Scotland.

  1. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Calum

Calum Scott is a pop music singing. He has had major accomplishments since 2013. Calum was born on October 12th, 1988.


Calum Best is a television personality and model. Calum was given the name Calum Milan Best by his parents Angie Best and George Best on February 6th, 1981 in San Jose, California.


Calum Chambers is a soccer player for the Arsenal F.C., Southampton F.C. Academy, Southampton F.C., England national under-17 football team, England national under-19 football team, and England national under-21 football team. Calum was born on January 20th, 1995 in Petersfield, England.


Calum Worthy is an actor, writer, and producer. He has been prominent since 2001. Calum was born on January 28th, 1991 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


Calum Davenport is a soccer player for the Coventry City F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C., West Ham United F.C., Southampton F.C., Norwich City F.C., Watford F.C., Sunderland A.F.C., Wootton Blue Cross F.C., England national under-19 football team, England national under-20 football team, and England. Calum was born on January 1st, 1983 in Bedford, England.


Calum Mallace is a soccer player for the Montreal Impact, Marquette Golden Eagles, Chicago Fire U-23, and Minnesota United FC. Calum was born on January 10th, 1990 in Torphichen, Scotland.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Calum

Jarvis was born on May 12th, 1992 in Ystrad Rhondda.


How popular is the baby name Calum in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1978 5 0 5
1981 6 0 6
1985 5 0 5
1987 7 0 7
1988 6 0 6
1989 9 0 9
1990 17 0 17
1991 13 0 13
1992 15 0 15
1993 19 0 19
1994 31 0 31
1995 27 0 27
1996 43 0 43
1997 44 0 44
1998 48 0 48
1999 31 0 31
2000 35 0 35
2001 49 0 49
2002 44 0 44
2003 44 0 44
2004 40 0 40
2005 50 0 50
2006 43 0 43
2007 64 0 64
2008 63 0 63
2009 64 0 64
2010 56 0 56
2011 69 0 69
2012 49 0 49
2013 50 0 50
2014 51 0 51
2015 76 0 76
2016 92 0 92
2017 138 0 138

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Popularity of Calum as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Calum

  • How Popular is the name Calum? Calum is the 8,492nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Calum have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,403 babies born with the first name Calum in the United States. That's more than enough people named Calum to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Calum? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1978 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Calum first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Calum is Tuesday, April 20th, 1915.
  • What year had the most people named Calum born? The highest recorded use of the first name Calum was in 2017 with a total of 138 babies.
  • Random Calum Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Calum is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Calum: Your name in reverse order is Mulac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Calum. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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