Colin Family History
Colin Name Meaning
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. English: from the personal name Colin a diminutive of Col itself a pet form of Nicholas . Irish and Scottish: from the Irish personal name Coileán or Coilín meaning ‘young hound’ or from the Scottish Gaelic equivalent Cailean.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022