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What does Collins mean?

Collins Pronunciation of Collins [collins] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Collins is "holly". Author Wilkie Collins.

Affiliated boy name: Collin.

Associated with: irish, holly (tree).


Creative forms:
(male) Cailins, Colins, ..

(female) Colli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Collins Trystan (C.T.), ..

How popular is Collins?

Collins is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#52 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Collins reached its highest position of #823 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. The only other prominent variation form of Collins rated in the Top 2000 is Collin (#264 in recent rankings). Adoption of these forms of Collins was at its peak 2 decades ago (adoption of 0.2%) and has become much diminished since (adoption 0.1%, down 59%).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Collins and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Cailin, Callan, Callice, Callis, Callys, Calvin, Calvino, Caolain, Carlin, Carling, Catlin, Celsius, Cillian, Clint, Coffin, Colan, Colas, Colbie, Colden, Coldin, Colier, Colin, Colis, Coll, Colla, Collby, Collden (see Colden), Colldin (see Colden), Colle, Collen, Colley, Collie, Collier, Collis, Collton, Collyer, Colman, Colrige (see Coleridge), Colson, Colten, Colton, Colvile, Colvill (see Colville), Colwin, Colwyn, Colwynn, Colyn, Conlan, Conlen, Conlin, Conlon, Corbin, Corin, Corless, Corliss, Corrin, Corvin, Corwin, Corwinn (see Corwin), Cullan, Cullen, Cullin, Cullinan, Hollis, Holliss, Hopkins, Rawlins, Robbins, Rollin, Rollins, Wilkins and Willkins (see Wilkinson). These names tend to be more commonly used than Collins.

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