Index of Names in Irish Annals: Columb

by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 22 June 2006

Masculine Given Names: Columb


What we know as a set of Irish Annals are manuscripts that were each compiled during a particular time period, usually using older material as sources. For example, when the Annals of the Four Masters were written from 1632 to 1636, they covered events that occurred centuries and millenia before (including legendary history). So, when an entry in this set of annals refers to a person who lived in the year 738, the spelling used for that person's name is very likely not using the spelling that would have been used in 738.

Standard forms of this name (based on spelling systems of different periods) would be:

Frequency & Dates:

Number of men found in the annals with this name: 15
Found in Years: 518, 519, 521, 523, 535, 548, 549, 550, 551, 552, 563, 574, 575, 589, 592, 594, 595, 597, 601, 623, 628, 658, 666, 667, 668, 676, 783, 788, 850, 852, 987, 988, 989, 995, 1001, 1002, 1014, 1055, 1096

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Columb, may be found in:

The Sources page lists the Annals referenced below. Information about secondary sources is included on that page as well.

Raw Data

In the table below, I have separated individuals with a blank line. That is, when there are multiple entries in the annals that refer to a single person, those entries are grouped together.

Within the list of entries refering to a single person, I have sorted the entries primarily by orthography when it is obvious that what I am seeing is the same entry showing up in multiple annals. The entries that tend to use older spellings are listed first.

Special factors which may affect name usage are marked in the context column.

ANindicates a member of an Anglo-Norman family
ASindicates an Anglo-Saxon
Nindicates a Norseman
Pindicates a Pict
Rindicates a person holding a religious office
Sindicates a person from Scotland

NOTE: The Annals referenced below under the code letters A, B, C, E, & F tend to use later spellings than the other Annals. In some cases, the spellings listed in these Annals may not be appropriate for the year referenced in the Annal entry.

In some Gaelic scripts, there is a character that looks approximately like a lowercase f, but without the crossbar. This character (represented by an underscored , e, in the entries below) sometimes represents e and sometimes ea depending upon the context of the text.

AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. 548-551)
TT550.3RColum mac Crimthaind
AM548.5RS. Colum mac Criomhthainn
CSCS551RColam mac Crimtháind
(d. 549-551)
UU549.3R?Columbe Inse Celtrae ["Colum of Inis Celtra"]
TT550.3R?Colam Indse Cealtra
CSCS551R?Colom Innsi Cealtra
(d. 552)
II552.1R?Colum Tíre Da Glas
(b. 519-523, d. 595-601)
UU519.1RNatiuitas Coluim Cille ["The birth of Colum Cille"]
CSCS518RColam Cille
II521.1RColuimb Chille
UU523.3RColum Cille natus est ["Colum Cille was born"]
CSCS535RBaoithine dalta Colaim Cille ["Birth of Baeithin, foster-son of Colum Cille"]
UU563.4RColuim Chille
II563.1RColum Cille
CSCS563RColuim Cille
UU574.2RColumbe Cille
UU575.1RColum Cille
UU589.2RCholum Cille
UU595.1RColuim Cille
II597.1RColuimb Cille
UU601.4RCholuim Chille
CSCS594RColuim Cille
AM592.2RColum Cille, mac Feaidhlimidh, apstal Alban, ceann crabhaidh ermhoir Ereann, & Alban iar b-Pattraicc
(d. 623-628)
UU628.4RColumbani filii Bairddaeni abbatis Clono ["Colum son of Bairdéne, abbot of Cluain"]
TT628.4RColumbani filii Bardani
CSCS628RColumbani félii Baddani abbatis Cluana
AM623.1RColman mac ua Barddani (.i. do Dal Barrdaine a chenel) abb Cluana Mic Nóis
(d. ?)
UU658.1Blaithmicc m. Ronain m. Coluimb
(d. 666-667)
TT667.1RMortalitas in qua quatuor abbates Bennchair perierunt, Berach, Cumine, Colum, Mac Aedha
CSCS667RMortalitas in qua .iiii. abbates Bennchair perierunt .i. Berach, Cumine, Colum {&} Aedhan
AM666.2RMortlaidh mór isin m-bliadhain-si, dia ro eccsat cethrar abbadh h-i m-Bendchair Uladh, Berach, Cummine, Colum, & Aodhán a n-anmanda. ["A great plague raged in this year, of which died four abbots at Beannchair Uladh Bangor, namely, Bearach, Cummine, Colum, and Aedhan, their names."]
(d. 676)
UU668.3RColumbani episcopi
UU676.1RColumbana, episcopus Insole Uacce Albe
CSCS676RColumbá episcopus Insolae Uaccae Albae
TT676.1RColumban espoc Insole Vacce Albe
(d. 783-788)
UU788.6RColuim m. Faelgusa, episcopus Lothri
II788.2RColum mc. Fergussa Inse Crí
AM783.2RColum, mac Faelgusa, epscop Lothra
(d. 850-852)
CSCS852RColum mac Airechtaigh ab Corcaighe
AM850.3RColam, mac Airechtaigh, abb Corcaighe
(d. 987-989)
UU988.4RColum airchinnech Corcaidhe
II989.5RColum mc. Cíarucáin, comarba Barre
BM987.3RColum, airchindeach Corcaighe
(d. 1002)
II995.5RColumb h-Ua Lagenáin
UU1002.6RColum airchinnech Imlecha Ibhair
II1002.3RColuim h-Uí Lagenain, comarbai Ailbi
BM1001.2RColam, abb Imleacha Iubhair
(d. 1014)
BM1014.3RColum ua Flannaccáin, abb Main Choluim Chille
(d. 1055)
UU1055.2RColuim H. Cathail airchinnech Ruis Ailithir
BM1055.6RColam Ua Cathail, airchinneach Rossa Ailithir
(d. 1096)
UU1096.1RColuim H. Anradhan airchinnech Ruis Ailithir
BM1096.3RColumm Ua h-Anradháin, airchinneach Rossa Ailithir

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