Collins

First Name
5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
330k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys
First
Last

How to Pronounce Collins

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Male (French)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (French)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Collins?

Meanings and Origins

What does the name Collins mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Collins

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juice
  2. English writer noted for early detective novels (1824-1889)
Wiktionary
  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.

Notable Persons Named Collins

Collins Pennie is a famed person. He has been prominent since 2002. Collins was born on June 20th, 1985 in Brooklyn.

Popularity:

Collins John is a soccer player for the FC Twente, Fulham F.C., Leicester City F.C., Watford F.C., N.E.C. (football club), K.S.V. Roeselare, Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Gabala SC, Padideh F.C., Barnet F.C., Piast Gliwice, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Netherlands national under-21 football team, and Ne. Collins was born on October 17th, 1985 in Zwedru, Liberia.

Popularity:

Collins Mbesuma is a soccer player for the Mpumalanga Black Aces F.C., Roan United F.C., Kaizer Chiefs F.C., Portsmouth F.C., C.S. Marítimo, Bursaspor, Mamelodi Sundowns F.C., Moroka Swallows F.C., Lamontville Golden Arrows F.C., Orlando Pirates, and Zambia national football team. Collins was born on February 3rd, 1984 in Luanshya, Zambia.

Popularity:

Collins Fai is a soccer player for the Standard Liège, Union Douala, Njala Quan Sports Academy, FC Dinamo București, Cameroon national under-23 football team, and Cameroon national football team. Collins was born on August 13th, 1992 in Bamenda.

Popularity:

Collins Injera is a leading person. Collins was born on October 18th, 1986.

Popularity:

Collins Chabane was a Secretary General of the ANC, Minister of Public Service, and Administration. Collins was born on April 15th, 1960 in Limpopo. He breathed his last breath on March 15th, 2015.

Popularity:

Notable Persons With the Last Name Collins

Phil Collins is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, audio engineer, author, and actor. He holds the title Dance on a Volcano", In the Air Tonight", Against All Odds", and Another Day in Paradise". His most notable accomplishments were from 1968 to 2011. Phil was given the name Philip David Charles Collins on January 30th, 1951 in Chiswick, Middlesex, England.

Popularity:

Lily Collins is an actress and model. She was most prominent from 1991 to present. Lily was given the name Lily Jane Collins by her parent Phil Collins on March 18th, 1989 in Guildford, Surrey, England, UK.

Popularity:

Bo Derek is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1977. Bo was given the name Mary Cathleen Collins on November 20th, 1956 in Long Beach, California, U.S. Bo is also known as Kathleen Collins.

Popularity:

Dame Joan Collins is an actress, author, and columnist. Her ongoing career started in 1951. Dame was given the name Joan Henrietta Collins on May 23rd, 1933 in Paddington, London, England.

Popularity:

Jamie Collins is an athlete. His most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Jamie was born on October 20th, 1989 in McCall Creek, Mississippi.

Popularity:

Michael Collins is a test pilot.

Popularity:

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

Click Here to Show Chart Data
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 309 265 44
2013 292 248 44
2014 382 329 53
2015 456 404 52
2016 496 451 45

Where is the name Collins popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Collins as a first name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Collins as a first name in each of the states. See other popular names in Alabama, Louisiana, or South Carolina.

Popularity of Collins as a last name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Collins as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in Delaware, Kentucky, or Mississippi.

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Collins

  • How Popular is the name Collins? Collins is the 3,614th most popular name of all time. As a last name Collins was the 59th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Collins have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,246 babies born with the first name Collins in the United States. That's more than enough people named Collins to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • 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 2016 with a total of 451 babies.
  • Random Collins Factoid: According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Collins is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1926.
  • 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 Islonlc. 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!

What Collins's Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Collins

Name poster for Collins(click to save the high quality version)

  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.