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Quick Facts on Callum

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Gaelic, Scottish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 787
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Callum

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Callum

Callum is a variant spelling of Calum both of which are Scottish masculine names. Essentially Callum is the Scottish Gaelic equivalent to Columba in reference to Saint Columba, a 6th century Irish missionary who is credited with converting Scotland to Christianity. Basically, he is to Scotland what St. Patrick is to Ireland. Saint Columba is also regarded as one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland and remains an important figure among the Irish and the Scottish Gaels. Columba is a Latin name meaning "dove". In Christian tradition the dove is symbolic of the Holy Spirit (which makes it a fitting name for a saint). Doves also represent peace, love and hope. St. Columba is still celebrated in Scotland via the name Callum, but it is also a Top 20 boy’s name in Ireland and Northern Ireland, a Top 50 name in England and Top 75 in Australia. Apparently Americans haven’t gotten the Callum memo yet because it’s a low ranking name in the United States.

Popularity of the Name Callum

Callum is a new entrant on the American male naming charts. The name recently appeared in 2008 and has only climbed modest levels since then. Callum is still residing at the bottom of the charts and would be considered an uncommon name in America (the same cannot be said for our friends over the pond). If you’re a fan of names like Caleb or Calvin but think they’re a little too overused and want something more original, then Callum might be an option for you. It’s an especially great name for parents of Scottish heritage. You could also consider Malcolm (which is Scottish-Gaelic for “devotee of Columba”) or Coleman which is an Irish diminutive of Colm (the Irish version of Columba). Callum is still largely ignored by Americans so it’s a great choice for those looking for something unique! Since it’s so enormously popular throughout Great Britain and Ireland it may be only a matter of time before it catches on in the United States so you may want to get ahead of the trend on this one.
Popularity of the Boy Name Callum
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Callum

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Callum

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Callum

    Callum We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Callum.

  • Popular Songs on Callum

    Popular Songs on Callum

    Callum - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Callum.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Callum

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Callum

    Callum's Incredible Construction Kit (Jonathon Emmett) - Meet Callum, a small boy with Big Ideas...and an Incredible Construction Kit with which to build them. Callum loves to build. And when he is given the most incredible construction kit for his birthday, his imagination runs riot! Callum takes his kit everywhere, and it comes in very handy. But as his constructions get bigger and bigger, the house begins to groan under the weight. Suddenly ... CCRRRUUMMMFFFF!! the house crashes to the ground! Callum's construction skills are about to be put to the ultimate test! This is a fantastically funny story that builds and builds to a cleverly-constructed full page fold-out. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Callum

    Famous People Named Callum

    Famous People Named Callum - Callum Blue (British actor); Callum Davidson (Scottish footballer); Callum MacLeod (British racecar driver); Callum Keith Rennie (Canadian actor)

  • Children of Famous People Named Callum

    Children of Famous People Named Callum

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Callum - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Callum.

  • Historic Figures

    Callum - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Callum - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Callum.

Personality of the Boy Name Callum

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Callum

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