Meaning and Origin of Colin - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Colin

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Famous one
  • Irish : Youth
  • Greek : Victor; Short form of Nicholas
  • Greek : Victorious people

Family name origins & meanings:

  • 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>.

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