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What does Collin mean?

Collin Pronunciation of Collin [collin] as a boys' name is pronounced KAH-lin. It is of Scottish origin, and the meaning of Collin is "young creature". Variant of Colin.

Associated with: scottish.


Collin has 2 variants: Collen and Collins.

Affiliated boy name: Nicholas.

5 more different relations via Colin: Col, Colan, Cole, Colle and Colyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Chillin, ..

(female) Collia, Colon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Collin Malakai (C.M.), ..

How popular is Collin?

Collin is a somewhat popular first name for men (#739 out of 1220, Top 61%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#10078 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Collin entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak rank of #115 in the U.S. in 1996, and is currently at #264. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Collin name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Collin outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Cole (#115 in 2015), Colin (#172), Collins and Nicholas (#62) are the prominent related forms of Collin (#264 in 2015). Usage of these forms of Collin was well-received 2 decades ago (average #480) and has become significantly less since (#522, down 64%), with the version Nicholas becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Collin, Cole, Colin, Collins, Nicholas in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cole, Colin, Nicholas outside U.S.

Similar Names

Collin is pronounced similarly to Caelan, Caelen, Cailin, Calan, Callan, Caolain, Caolan, Colhoun, Colwin, Colwyn, Colwynn, Cullan, Cullen, Cullin, Kaelin, Kalin, Keallin, Keelin, Kellan, Kellen, Kellin, Kelwin and Killian. Other suggested similar names are Callis, Callum, Calvin, Carlin, Catlin, Cillian, Cleon, Coffin, Colbie, Colden, Coldin, Colis, Coll, Colla, Collby, Collden (see Colden), Colldin (see Colden), Colley, Collie, Collier, Collis, Collton, Colm, Colman, Colson, Colten, Colton, Colum, Conlan, Conlen, Conlin, Conlon, Corbin, Corin, Corrin, Corvin, Corwin, Dallin, Hollis, Joslin, Koltin, Mallin, Mellin, Nolin, Nollan, Rollan, Rollie, Rollin, Roslin, Sollie, Tallin and Tomlin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Collin.

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