First name origins & meanings:
- Irish: Youth
- Greek: Victor; Short form of Nicholas
First name variations: Colan, Colyn, Coilin, Colin
Last 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 of
Coll, itself a short form of Nicholas.
form of French Colin.
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