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Colin Meaning


What does Colin mean?

The name Colin is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Colin is "pup or cub".

It is also of English and Gaelic origin, where its meaning is "whelp, young pup".

Colin is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Co-lin.

The Given Name Colin

Colin is a form of Cailean. See Cailean for further details.

Appealing and classic, it is a name considered by many parents.

This 2 syllable name has dazzle and charm.

Wrap it up and take it home, Colin may just be the name you're looking for.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Colin Buchanan, and Colin Creevey.

Colin Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 249 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,472 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 228 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,664 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

View the Colin Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Colin has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Colin to other names.

Colin Related Names

Colin is a form of Cailean.

Variants of the name Colin include Collin.

The name Klaes is a form of Colin.

Famous Colins

  • Colin ~ 1 storm
  • Colin Buchanan ~ Actor
  • Colin Creevey ~ Harry Potter character
  • Colin Farrell ~ Actor
  • Colin Firth ~ Actor
  • Colin Hanks ~ Actor

Colin Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Colin.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Colin Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Colin in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Colin.

Just for fun, see the name Colin in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Colin in Nautical Flags page.