Meaning and Origin of: Colin
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First name origins & meanings:
- Greek : Famous one
- Irish : Youth
- Greek : Victor; Short form of Nicholas
- Greek : Victorious people
First name variations
Last name origin & meaning:
- French : from a reduced pet form of the personal name Nicolas (see Nicholas).
- English : variant spelling of Collin.
- A Colin from Brittany, France, is documented in St. Ours, Quebec, in 1669, with the secondary surname LaLiberté, which is often translated Liberty; Colin is often Americanized as <xref>Collins</xref>.