Meaning and Name Origin
For more information, see also the related boy name Nicholas.
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)
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)
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.