Collin: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Collin

Collin

Pronunciation: KAH-lin, KOH-lin (key)

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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My son's name is Collin. He's 15. I've read several explanations/meanings for his name. And while I've seen "dove" and a variant of Nicholas, I've often seen it translated as "cub" or "bear cub." It showed derivatives from Scottish, Irish, Gaelic and English names.

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Collin Gosselin, "Jon & Kate plus 8" 4th born of the Gosselin sextuplets

Collin Raye, Country singer. (b. 1960) Between 1991 and 2007, Raye charted thirty singles on the U.S. country charts.

Collin Chou Siu-Lun, (B.1967)Taiwanese actor and martial artist known in the United States for his roles in The Matrix Series and The Forbidden Kingdom as well as the Enter the Matrix video game.

Collin Wilcox (b. 1924 – 1996) An American mystery writer who published 30 books in 30 years.

Collin Clark Peterson (b. 1944) An American politician from the U.S. state of Minnesota.

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