Meaning and Origin of: McCallum

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coluim ‘son ofColum’, a personal name derived from Latin columba‘dove’ (now often found as Calum). This was the name of the 6th-century missionary known in English as St. Columba (521–97), who converted the Picts to Christianity and founded an influential monastery on the island of Iona.