Cailean: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cailean

Cailean

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Origin of the name Colin:

Borrowed from the English, Colin originated as a medieval variant of the obsolete Colle, a short form of Nicholas (victory of the people). Alternatively, Colin is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic Cailean (dove). Var: Collan, Collin, Collun, Coln, Colun.

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From the Gaelic cuilean, meaning 'pup, cub, whelp'. Anglicized as Colin.
Pronounced: KA-luhm

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