Name: Colin

Origin and Meaning of the Name Colin

  • Meaning:
    Dove
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (KOH lin)
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Miscellaneous Info for Colin

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Colin may also have originated as a nickname for Nicholas. Famous bearers include former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, golfer Colin Montgomerie and actors Colin Baker, Colin Farrell and Colin Firth.

    The name is particularly popular on the East Coast of USA, gaining it's highest position for 2006 (55th) in Massachusetts.

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Popularity Rank of Colin (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Colin - Rankings by Year

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(Source: U.S. SSA)
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