Collin

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75k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Collin

"Collin" is a name of English origin, and it means "Form of Colin". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Col"lin
A very pure form of gelatin.

Etymology: Gr. ko`lla glue

Wiktionary

A spelling variant of Colin.

  1. A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

Collin was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Collin

Collin Wilcox was a film, stage, and television actress. She was most active from 1953 to 2003. Collin was born on February 4th, 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. She died on October 14th, 2009.

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Collin Chou is an actor. Collin is also known as Ngai Sing ().

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Collin Raye is a country music musician. He plays Bass guitar and Vocals. He has been prominent since 1983. Collin was given the name Floyd Collin Wray on August 22nd, 1960 in De Queen, Arkansas. Collin is also known as Bubba Wray.

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Collin Peterson is a Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture and Chairman of theHouse Committee on Agriculture. His military service ended in 1969. Collin was born on June 29th, 1944 in Fargo, North Dakota.

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Collin Quaner is a soccer player for the FC Union Berlin, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Arminia Bielefeld, FC Ingolstadt 04, F.C. Hansa Rostock, and VfR Aalen. Collin was born on June 18th, 1991 in Düsseldorf.

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Collin Klein is an athlete. Collin was born on September 19th, 1989 in Loveland, Colorado.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Collin

Frank Collin is a President of the National Socialist Party of America. Frank was born on November 3rd, 1944 in Chicago.

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Aurélien Collin is a soccer player for the Orlando City SC, CS Sedan Ardennes, Amiens SC, RCD Mallorca, Gretna F.C., Panserraikos F.C., Wrexham F.C., Vitória F.C., and Sporting Kansas City. Aurélien was born on March 8th, 1986 in Enghien-les-Bains, France.

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Adam Collin is a soccer player for the Aberdeen F.C., Rotherham United F.C., Newcastle United F.C., Oldham Athletic A.F.C., Doncaster Rovers F.C., Workington A.F.C., and Carlisle United F.C. Adam was born on December 9th, 1984 in Penrith, England.

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Rodney was born in 1909. He died in 1956.

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How popular is the baby name Collin in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1895 5 0 5
1900 9 0 9
1905 5 0 5
1910 6 0 6
1912 10 0 10
1913 8 0 8
1914 10 0 10
1915 20 0 20
1916 18 0 18
1917 16 0 16
1918 12 0 12
1919 19 0 19
1920 18 0 18
1921 18 0 18
1922 19 0 19
1923 20 0 20
1924 22 0 22
1925 9 0 9
1926 18 0 18
1927 27 0 27
1928 13 0 13
1929 27 0 27
1930 12 0 12
1931 16 0 16
1932 17 0 17
1933 12 0 12
1934 10 0 10
1935 19 0 19
1936 13 0 13
1937 19 0 19
1938 15 0 15
1939 16 0 16
1940 15 0 15
1941 19 0 19
1942 50 0 50
1943 55 0 55
1944 36 0 36
1945 36 0 36
1946 45 0 45
1947 56 0 56
1948 53 0 53
1949 40 0 40
1950 48 0 48
1951 46 0 46
1952 34 0 34
1953 35 0 35
1954 48 0 48
1955 49 0 49
1956 44 0 44
1957 52 0 52
1958 68 0 68
1959 64 0 64
1960 55 0 55
1961 53 0 53
1962 56 5 51
1963 92 8 84
1964 91 0 91
1965 84 5 79
1966 92 0 92
1967 118 6 112
1968 111 6 105
1969 135 5 130
1970 153 5 148
1971 172 0 172
1972 161 5 156
1973 129 0 129
1974 194 11 183
1975 202 6 196
1976 244 12 232
1977 231 5 226
1978 247 0 247
1979 335 0 335
1980 370 10 360
1981 367 9 358
1982 476 11 465
1983 498 6 492
1984 533 13 520
1985 602 17 585
1986 653 11 642
1987 810 12 798
1988 861 13 848
1989 1,078 15 1,063
1990 1,179 10 1,169
1991 1,502 12 1,490
1992 1,686 14 1,672
1993 2,266 15 2,251
1994 2,288 11 2,277
1995 2,476 8 2,468
1996 3,369 11 3,358
1997 3,169 12 3,157
1998 2,999 12 2,987
1999 2,918 0 2,918
2000 3,053 9 3,044
2001 2,907 9 2,898
2002 2,662 7 2,655
2003 3,012 7 3,005
2004 3,120 13 3,107
2005 2,739 8 2,731
2006 2,221 0 2,221
2007 2,232 6 2,226
2008 2,884 9 2,875
2009 3,067 10 3,057
2010 2,649 5 2,644
2011 2,180 7 2,173
2012 1,939 8 1,931
2013 1,837 9 1,828
2014 1,707 10 1,697
2015 1,389 13 1,376
2016 1,201 6 1,195

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Popularity of Collin as a first name

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Common last names for Collin

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Collin U.S.
  White 77.05% 64.26%
  African American 13.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.25% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Collin

People with the last name Collin are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Collin

  • How Popular is the name Collin? Collin is the 771st most popular name of all time. As a last name Collin was the 10,779th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Collin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 75,225 babies born with the first name Collin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Collin to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Collin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1895 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Collin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Collin is Sunday, November 14th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Collin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Collin was in 1996 with a total of 3,358 babies. That's a lot of babies named Collin!
  • Random Collin Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Collin ranks 84th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 174 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Collin: Your name in reverse order is Nilloc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nlciol. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Collin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,959 people with the last name Collin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Collin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Collin as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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