Colin

Colin - A very unique male name



  Jun 24,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Colin, meaning pup, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1916 on position #1208. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Colin and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Colin? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Colin. The baby boy name Colin was given to 2,994 baby boys in 2012, ranking #123 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 548 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Colin peaked in popularity 14 years ago in 2004 on position 84.



Famous with this name

Colin Trevorrow
Colin Farrell
Colin Firth


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Colin is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Colin is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #50 - and is the least popular in New Mexico at position #436.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Colin is where you live.


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Colin origin and meaning

Colin is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means pup. To see famous people named Colin, pop culture references for the name Colin and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Colin

We've found the following names that sound similar to Colin, sorted by popularity.

Collin / Coleman / Cullen / Callum / Callen / Clem / Callan / Caelan / Colon / Cleon /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012123
2011120
2010111
2009113
2008113
2007119
2006111
200595
200484
200388
2002116
2001125
2000117
1999119
1998122
1997125
1996126
1995134
1994123
1993121
1992126
1991138
1990122
1989125
1988131
1987132
1986158
1985156
1984154
1983168
1982171
1981200
1980204
1979207
1978223
1977247
1976253
1975275
1974284
1973310
1972322
1971300
1970316
1969324
1968351
1967358
1966386
1965359
1964415
1963421
1962436
1961439
1960477
1959461
1958488
1957493
1956452
1955482
1954480
1953489
1952515
1951530
1950522
1949501
1948463
1947569
1946578
1945579
1944406
1943348
1942334
1941852
1940963
1939818
1938964
1937908
1936976
19351108
1934915
19331013
19321223
19311614
19301084
19291370
19281227
19271747
19261331
19251262
19241647
19231250
19211787
19201759
19191701
19181662
19171372
19161208

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts50
Vermont63
Connecticut64
New Hampshire64
Pennsylvania71
New Jersey79
Maryland86
Virginia91
Kansas91
Illinois92
Delaware93
Indiana93
District of Columbia103
Iowa103
New York104
Ohio107
Wisconsin109
Minnesota114
Michigan119
Nebraska119
Missouri129
Rhode Island137
Washington140
Colorado145
North Carolina145
Alaska148
Alabama152
Maine153
South Carolina157
Georgia158
Idaho159
Florida161
Oregon164
California183
Tennessee183
Louisiana199
Utah200
Kentucky208
West Virginia214
Arizona218
Montana228
Nevada241
Texas244
Arkansas268
Oklahoma285
Mississippi300
Hawaii308
New Mexico436

Even more about Colin


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Colin a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Colin?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2004
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Colin
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 548
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1916
2012 births +2,994

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