Meaning:Whelp; Cub; Victory of the people; Young hound
Colin is a boy’s name of two distinct origins—Gaelic and Old French. An anglicized version of the Old Irish and Scottish Gaelic names Cuilen and Cailean, Colin can mean “whelp,” “cub,” or "young hound." This can be a lovely way to celebrate baby's youthful, playful spirit from the very start. In Old French roots, Colin is a diminutive of Col and a short form of Nicholas, meaning "victory of the people." Over the years, Colin has enjoyed high praise, partly thanks to fetching stars Firth and Farrell, who add to his alluring charm. The name also shares literary acclaim as a character in the Harry Potter series and The Secret Garden, a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Recognised both in film and text, your little one is sure to enjoy sharing the spotlight with some of the best in the business.
Famous People Named Colin
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Colin CassadyWrestler
- Colin FarrellActor
- Colin FirthActor
- Colin FordActor
- Colin KaepernickCivil Rights Activist, Football Player
Colin Name Popularity Data
The Bump Ranking
Overall:Colin is currently #514 on The Bump
Boy:Colin is currently #146 on The Bump Boy Names
Overall:Colin is currently #582 in U.S. births
Boy:Colin is currently #198 in U.S. births
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Ancestry, Colin Family History
Ancestry, Nicholas Family History
SurnameDB, Last name: Colin
Online Etymology Dictionary, Colin
Behind the Name, Cailean, January 2022
IMDb, Colin Firth Biography
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