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What does Collins mean?

Collins Pronunciation of Collins as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Collins is "holly". Author Wilkie Collins. Also form of Collin.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, holly (tree)




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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. (2018 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?

The only other prominent variation form of Collins rated in the Top 2000 is Collin (#362 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 72%).

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-sounding 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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