|Number in U.S||👶 127,000|
|Rate in 2021||551|
|Name origin||🌍 Scottish|
In England, the name Colin originated as a pet form of the names Nicholas. In Scotland, however, the name comes from its source; From the Gaelic “Cailean” meaning 'puppy' or young man'. It could also be derived from the word "coll", which means 'tall, leader'. In any case, the name was used by the Scottish clan of the Campbells, in charge of their original ancestor, Sir Colin Campbell (also known as Colin the Great). Colin is thought to be the cousin of Robert the Bruce (King Robert I of Scotland), and he fought during the wars of Scottish independence in medieval times. Considered a leading baron of Argyll, in the future dukes and earls would claim descent from him by themselves stylizing "Mac Cailean Mór" (son of Colin).
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