Name Colin Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Colin


Colin is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Colin?

Colin is an English short form of the Greek name Nicholas and an Alicized variant of the Scottish name Cailean or the Irish name Coilean.

What does the name Colin mean?

Colin means “victory of the people” (from ancient Greek “níkē/νίκη” = victory + “laós/λαός” = people/soldiers) and “whelp”, “young dog” in Gaelic.

Pronunciation of Colin

Variants of the name Colin


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Popularity of the name Colin

The name Colin is ranked #1040 overall.

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