Meaning:Whelp, cub
Colin is a boy’s name of two distinct origins—Gaelic and Old French. In Gaelic origins, Colin is an anglicized version of the Irish name Cuilen and Cailean, which means “whelp” or “cub.” In Old French roots, Colin is a diminutive of Colle, a short form of boy’s name Nicholas. Over the years, Colin has enjoyed high praise, partly thanks to fetching stars Firth and Farrell, who add to his alluring charm. The name also shares literary acclaim as a character in the Harry Potter series and The Secret Garden, a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett_._ Recognised both in film and text, your little pup is sure to enjoy sharing the spotlight with some of the best in the business.

Famous People Named Colin

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  • Colin Cassady
  • Colin Farrell
  • Colin Firth
  • Colin Ford
  • Colin Kaepernick
    Civil Rights Activist, Football Player
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