English, Irish, Scottish
Way back in time, before the 17th century in England, most nicknames
were made by taking the middle of a name and attaching 'in' or 'kin'. And that's how Colin came about: Col-in from Nicolas, meaning 'victorious'! If you are looking for an Old English name with some history and a lucky meaning, this could be it.
Rank in the year 2015
Colin was ranked #305 in the most popular American names of 2015.
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