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Meaning and Name Origin

Collin \c(ol)-lin\ as a boys' name is pronounced KAH-lin. It is of Scottish origin. Variant of Colin.


Collin has 2 variants: Collen and Collins.

For more information, see also the related boy name Nicholas.

Collin has 6 more different forms via Colin: Cailean, Col, Colan, Cole, Colle and Colyn.


Collin is a somewhat popular first name for men (#739 out of 1220, Top 61%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#7991 out of 88799, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Collin for boys. Collin entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #115 in the U.S. in 1996, and is currently at #223. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Collin name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Collin and related names. Prominent related forms of Collin (#223 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000 are Cole (#116 in 2014), Colin (#140), Collins and Nicholas (#57). Usage of these boy names reached its most widespread in the year 2003 and is somewhat lower today. Cole (#116), Colin (#140) and Collin (#223) are three of the more fashionable names for newborns in this list, with Colin going through a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cole, Colin, Collin, Collins, Nicholas in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Collin is pronounced similarly to Cailin, Callan, Caolain, Colwin, Colwyn, Cullan, Cullen, Cullin and Kellin. Other suggested similar baby names are Cillian, Coldin, Colldin, Collie, Collis, Conlin and Rollin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Collin.