What does Collie mean?
Collie /col-lie/ as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Collie) is of Gaelic and Latin derivation, and the name Collie means "girl, wench; dove". Collie is a version, with the suffix -ie, of Colleen (Gaelic): from "cailín". Collie is also a variant of Columba (Latin): Saint Columba.
How popular is Collie?
Collie is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#10217 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Coleen and Colleen are the prominent alternative forms of Collie (not ranked). Other variants, like Colene, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Collie reached its peak during the years 1950-1959 (median #304) and is now much less. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Collie and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Collie is pronounced similarly to Cahlie, Calee, Cali▲, Calla, Callee, Calli, Callia, Callie▲, Caylee▼, Caylia, Caylie, Chelie, Kaelie, Kallee, Kallie▲, Kaylie▲, Kayllie, Keelie, Kellee, Kelli▼, Kellie▼, Kellye, Keylie, Keyllie and Kylie▲. Other recommended similar baby names are Caila, Cal, Cala, Cayley, Ceili, Ceilia, Celia▼, Celie, Chalia, Chele, Chelli, Chloe▲, Chloee, Cleo▼, Collice, Csilla, Dollie▼, Gillie, Jillie, Mellie▼, Mollee, Mollie▼, Sallie▼, Wallie and Willie▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Collie.