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Collins

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 8 0 8
1883 9 0 9
1885 5 0 5
1886 5 0 5
1888 6 0 6
1889 7 0 7
1891 9 0 9
1894 7 0 7
1895 7 0 7
1896 5 0 5
1898 5 0 5
1899 7 0 7
1900 16 0 16
1901 7 0 7
1902 7 0 7
1903 6 0 6
1904 11 0 11
1905 6 0 6
1906 11 0 11
1907 14 0 14
1908 12 0 12
1909 10 0 10
1910 10 0 10
1911 10 0 10
1912 12 0 12
1913 31 0 31
1914 47 0 47
1915 47 0 47
1916 25 0 25
1917 30 0 30
1918 34 0 34
1919 34 0 34
1920 41 0 41
1921 43 0 43
1922 43 0 43
1923 37 0 37
1924 28 0 28
1925 21 0 21
1926 43 0 43
1927 29 0 29
1928 26 0 26
1929 18 0 18
1930 19 0 19
1931 21 0 21
1932 29 0 29
1933 31 0 31
1934 25 0 25
1935 27 0 27
1936 24 0 24
1937 21 0 21
1938 24 0 24
1939 24 0 24
1940 32 0 32
1941 24 0 24
1942 21 0 21
1943 28 0 28
1944 31 0 31
1945 21 0 21
1946 35 0 35
1947 27 0 27
1948 26 0 26
1949 39 0 39
1950 31 0 31
1951 23 0 23
1952 29 0 29
1953 48 0 48
1954 42 0 42
1955 26 0 26
1956 25 0 25
1957 30 0 30
1958 23 0 23
1959 20 0 20
1960 31 0 31
1961 20 0 20
1962 19 0 19
1963 27 0 27
1964 22 0 22
1965 21 0 21
1966 16 0 16
1967 11 0 11
1968 12 0 12
1969 16 0 16
1970 11 0 11
1971 30 0 30
1972 13 0 13
1973 15 0 15
1974 17 0 17
1975 19 0 19
1976 11 0 11
1977 19 0 19
1978 20 0 20
1979 27 0 27
1980 23 0 23
1981 31 0 31
1982 28 6 22
1983 26 6 20
1984 26 0 26
1985 28 0 28
1986 30 0 30
1987 39 0 39
1988 34 6 28
1989 31 0 31
1990 35 0 35
1991 24 0 24
1992 30 0 30
1993 26 0 26
1994 27 0 27
1995 25 0 25
1996 28 0 28
1997 38 0 38
1998 21 0 21
1999 33 0 33
2000 34 0 34
2001 33 0 33
2002 29 0 29
2003 29 7 22
2004 33 5 28
2005 35 0 35
2006 31 0 31
2007 33 0 33
2008 32 6 26
2009 37 7 30
2010 173 116 57
2011 237 177 60
2012 308 265 43
2013 292 248 44
2014 382 329 53
2015 453 402 51

Fun Facts about the name Collins

  • How many people with the first name Collins have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,746 babies born with the first name Collins in the United States. That's more than enough people named Collins to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Collins? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Collins first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Collins is Thursday, November 28th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Collins born? The highest recorded use of the first name Collins was in 2015 with a total of 402 babies.
  • Random Collins Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Collins is not a popular baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Collins: Your name in reverse order is Snilloc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nlicols. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Collins? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 329,770 people with the last name Collins.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Collins? Collins was ranked as the 59th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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Common last names for Collins

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Davis
  • Washington
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Collins U.S.
  White 71.61% 64.26%
  African American 22.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.77% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Collins

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

French

Origin and Meaning of Collins

The name "Collins" is of French origin, and it means "Abbreviation of Nicholas people's victory". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juice
  2. English writer noted for early detective novels (1824-1889)
  1. An English patronymic surname​ from the given name Colin, pet form of Coll (Nicholas).
  2. An Irish surname​, anglicized from the Gaelic Ó Coileáin.
  3. Any of various alcoholic drinks made with lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water.

Other Inspirations for the Name Collins

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Collins

Lily Collins

Lily Collins is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1991 to present. Lily was born in 1989 as Lily Jane Collins in Guildford, Surrey, England.

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Phil Collins

Phil Collins is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer specializing in pop rock, soft rock, progressive rock, and jazz fusion music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Phil was born in 1951 as Philip David Charles Collins in Chiswick, Greater London; England.

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Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins is an actor, writer, director, and musician with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1974 to present. Stephen was born in 1947 as Stephen Weaver Collins in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.

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Misha Collins

Misha Collins is an actor and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1998 to present. Misha was born in 1974 as Dmitri Tippens Krushnic in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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Bo Derek

Bo Derek is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1977 to present. Bo was born in 1956 as Mary Cathleen Collins in Long Beach, California, U.S.

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Joan Collins

Joan Collins is an actress, author, and columnist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1942 to present. Joan was born in 1933 as Joan Henrietta Collins in Paddington, London, England.

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Lynn Collins

Lynn Collins is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1999 to present. Lynn was born in 1979 as Viola Lynn Collins in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Jason Collins

Jason Collins is a basketball biography. Jason was born in 1978 in Northridge, California.

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Bootsy Collins

Bootsy Collins is a musician and singer-songwriter specializing in funk, soul, rock, psychedelic soul, rhythm and blues music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1969 to present. Bootsy was born in 1951 as William Earl Collins in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.

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Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins is a novelist. Jackie was born in 1939 as Jacqueline Jill Collins in Hampstead, London, England.

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What does the name Collins mean?

Cis for confident, no doubts here!

Ois for optimistic, look at the bright side!

Lis for lofty, your ambitions are high!

Lis for lively, your life is full of energy!

Iis for ideals, no higher!

Nis for novel, don't get too complicated!

Sis for sweet, your pleasing way.

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