Meaning and Origin of: Collins

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Youth
  • Greek : Victor; Short form of Nicholas

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coileáin and Mac Coileáin (see Cullen 1).
  • English : patronymic from the Middle English personal name Col(l)in, a pet form ofColl, itself a short form of Nicholas.
  • Americanized form of French Colin.

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