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Gender: M Meaning of Colin: "pup" Origin of Colin: Diminutive of Nicholas or Irish and Scottish Colin's Popularity in 2013: #124

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Thanks to its dashing Anglo-Irish image--due partly to Colins Firth and Farrell-- and its c-initialed two-syllable sound, Colin and its cousin Collin have enjoyed a long run of popularity, reaching as high as Number 84 in 2004.

The usual pronunciation of Colin is COLL-in, but the alternate COLE-in version was publicized by General Colin Powell, the first U.S. African-American Secretary of State, who was named after World War II hero Colin Kelly.

Literary cred: Colin Craven is a character in The Secret Garden, and Colin Creevey appears in the Harry Potter books.

Both Kevin James and Kiss's Paul Stanley have young sons named Colin, while Tom Hanks has a grown one.

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Famous People Named Colin

Colin Ford, American actor
Colin Hanks, American actor; son of Tom Hanks
Colin Andrew Firth, English actor
Colin Egglesfield, American actor
Colin Powell, American politician
Colin Farrell, Irish actor
Colin Morgan, Irish Actor
Colin Campbell Cooper, American painter
Colin Cunningham, American actor
Colin Quinn, American comedian
Colin Kaepernick, American football quarterback
Colin O'Donoghue, Irish Actor

Pop Culture References for the Name Colin

Colin Creevey, Gryffindor from Harry Potter series
Colin Craven - character in The Secret Garden
Colin Fisher, intern on American tv series Bones
Colin Hart, character on Everwood
Colin Hargreaves, character in the Lady Emily Ashton series
Colin, character in "George Dandin ou le Mari confondu" by Moliere

Colan, Cole, Collan, Collen, Collin, Collon, Collyn, Colyn, Kolin

Colin's International Variations

Coilin (Irish) Cóilean (Irish Gaelic) Cailean (Scottish Gaelic)