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What does Colyn mean?

Colyn Pronunciation of Colyn [colyn] as a name for boys has the meaning "young creature". Colyn is a version of Colin (Irish, Scottish, Gaelic).


Colyn has 2 variants: Cailean and Colan.

3 more alternative forms via Colin: Col, Cole and Colle.

Creative forms:
(male) Colain, Corlyn, ..

(female) Cola, Colyni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Colyn Quinton (C.Q.), ..

How popular is Colyn?

Colyn is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#124109 out of 150436, Top 82%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Cole (#115 from current records) and Colin (#172) are the prominent variation forms of Colyn (not ranked). Adoption of these forms of Colyn reached its most widespread a decade ago (adoption of 0.55%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.31%, 43%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Colyn is alike in pronunciation to Caelan, Caelen, Cailin, Calan, Callan, Caolain, Caolan, Colhoun, Collen, Collin, Colwin, Colwyn, Colwynn, Cullan, Cullen, Cullin, Kalan, Kalen, Kalin, Kelan, Kelwyn, Kylan and Kylen. Other suggested similar names are Allyn, Alyn, Arlyn, Boyn, Cadyn, Coby, Cody, Colas, Colby, Colden, Coldin, Colet, Coley, Colis, Coll, Colla, Colm, Colman, Colson, Colt, Colten, Colton, Colum, Con, Conan, Conlan, Conlen, Conlin, Conlon, Conn, Connlyn, Corbyn, Coren, Corin, Corwyn, Coty, Cowan, Coy, Coyan, Coye, Coyne, Crayn, Emlyn, Flyn, Galyn, Glyn, Loryn, Nolyn, Olyn, Robyn, Roslyn and Tobyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Colyn.

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