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Colin



Origin: English

Meaning: a medieval form of Nicholas, derived from Greek Nikolaos meaning "victory of the people" from Greek elements nike (victory) and laos (people).

Colin has also been used as a Anglicized form of Scottish name Cailean or its Irish form, Coilean, meaning "whelp" or "young dog". Cailean has also been used as the Scottish form of Columba, from Latin meaning "dove".


Variants:
  • Collin
  • Collins
  • Kolin

Feminine forms:
  • Colina

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