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Origin and popularity of the name COLIN


Colin : 1: French Walloon and Breton: from a French shortened pet form of the personal name Nicolas (see Nicholas). This surname is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium.2: English: from the personal name Colin a diminutive of Col itself a pet form of Nicholas.3: Irish and Scottish: from the Irish personal name Coileán or Coilín meaning ‘young hound’ or from the Scottish Gaelic equivalent Cailean.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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