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Colin

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 6 0 6
1881 5 0 5
1882 5 0 5
1883 5 0 5
1885 6 0 6
1886 7 0 7
1887 6 0 6
1889 6 0 6
1890 6 0 6
1895 5 0 5
1896 6 0 6
1897 8 0 8
1898 5 0 5
1902 5 0 5
1904 8 0 8
1905 5 0 5
1907 6 0 6
1908 5 0 5
1909 5 0 5
1910 5 0 5
1911 7 0 7
1912 12 0 12
1913 17 0 17
1914 23 0 23
1915 31 0 31
1916 42 0 42
1917 42 0 42
1918 45 0 45
1919 43 0 43
1920 42 0 42
1921 35 0 35
1922 34 0 34
1923 43 0 43
1924 41 0 41
1925 39 0 39
1926 45 0 45
1927 41 0 41
1928 52 0 52
1929 40 0 40
1930 43 0 43
1931 28 0 28
1932 44 0 44
1933 50 0 50
1934 64 0 64
1935 54 0 54
1936 46 0 46
1937 52 0 52
1938 55 0 55
1939 55 0 55
1940 57 0 57
1941 75 0 75
1942 348 0 348
1943 321 0 321
1944 237 0 237
1945 125 0 125
1946 148 0 148
1947 176 0 176
1948 221 0 221
1949 211 0 211
1950 196 0 196
1951 194 0 194
1952 199 0 199
1953 213 0 213
1954 245 0 245
1955 256 0 256
1956 286 0 286
1957 269 0 269
1958 280 0 280
1959 323 0 323
1960 302 7 295
1961 354 0 354
1962 352 0 352
1963 397 5 392
1964 392 0 392
1965 454 0 454
1966 405 0 405
1967 446 0 446
1968 501 0 501
1969 593 10 583
1970 629 7 622
1971 669 7 662
1972 579 7 572
1973 565 5 560
1974 674 6 668
1975 707 0 707
1976 800 10 790
1977 841 12 829
1978 956 5 951
1979 1,152 12 1,140
1980 1,211 14 1,197
1981 1,245 16 1,229
1982 1,543 7 1,536
1983 1,570 12 1,558
1984 1,783 19 1,764
1985 1,754 17 1,737
1986 1,705 16 1,689
1987 2,113 17 2,096
1988 2,270 15 2,255
1989 2,622 17 2,605
1990 2,800 19 2,781
1991 2,309 15 2,294
1992 2,638 11 2,627
1993 2,909 14 2,895
1994 2,823 8 2,815
1995 2,634 5 2,629
1996 2,964 11 2,953
1997 3,108 10 3,098
1998 3,083 7 3,076
1999 3,086 6 3,080
2000 3,263 8 3,255
2001 3,180 10 3,170
2002 3,315 0 3,315
2003 4,882 7 4,875 #88 boy name
2004 5,147 25 5,122 #85 boy name
2005 4,539 8 4,531 #95 boy name
2006 3,862 5 3,857
2007 3,614 6 3,608
2008 3,728 0 3,728
2009 3,654 0 3,654
2010 3,486 0 3,486
2011 3,272 7 3,265
2012 3,021 0 3,021
2013 3,037 0 3,037
2014 2,884 5 2,879
2015 2,419 5 2,414

Want to know about the popularity of the Colin baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 120,901 babies born with the name Colin in the United States. That's more than enough Colins to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Colin" was in 2004 with a total of 5,122 babies. (That's a lot of baby Colins)

According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Colin" ranks #100 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, 58 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1984. Across the entire United States a total of 1,783 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Colin popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Colin" mean? The list below shows the origins of Colin as well as things modernly associated with the name Colin such as celebrities named Colin.

Origin and Meaning of Colin

The name "Colin" is of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Nicholas". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1997 to present. Colin was born in 1976 as Colin James Farrell in Baldoyle, Dublin, Ireland.

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Colin Firth

Colin Firth is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1983 to present. Colin was born in 1960 in Grayshott, Hampshire, England.

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Colin Hanks

Colin Hanks is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1996 to present. Colin was born in 1977 as Colin Lewes Dillingham in Sacramento, California, U.S.

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Colin Powell

Colin Powell is an officeholder. Colin was born in 1937 as Colin Luther Powell in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Colin Morgan

Colin Morgan is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Colin was born in 1986 in Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK.

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Colin Egglesfield

Colin Egglesfield is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Colin was born in 1973 in Farmington Hills, Michigan, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Colin

Colin Cowherd
Colin Jost
Colin Kaepernick
Colin Trevorrow
Colin Hay
Colin Quinn

Alternative Meanings

C is for calm, a pleasant trait.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Niloc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Cnlio". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Colin born Feb 22, 1953

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yugoslavia approximately on 750. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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