Columbine is the name of a variety of flowers belonging to the genus Aquilegia. The name comes from Latin columba meaning “dove, pigeon” which derives from Ancient Greek kólumbos (a diver). Columbine is a beautiful name though one that will unfortunately be associated with the 1999 Columbine High School shooting in Colorado.

Origin: Ancient Greek



  • Columba (Late Roman)
  • Colombina (Italian)


Male forms:

  • Columba (Late Roman)
  • Columbus (English)


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