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What does Collin mean?

Collin /col-lin/ 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.

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

Kreatif forms:
(male) Caeolin, Collinne, ..

(female) Collia, Colon, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Collin for boys. Collin entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak rank of #115 in the U.S. in 1996, and is currently at #223. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 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 usage of the boy name Collin and related names. Cole (#116 in 2014), Colin (#140), Collins and Nicholas (#57) are the prominent related forms of Collin (#223 in 2014). Usage of these forms of Collin was well-received 2 decades ago (average #480) and has become significantly less since (#507, down 60.7%), 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.