Of Irish and Gaelic origin.

Anglicized form of the name Cailean or Coilean, meaning cub, young pup, whelp.

Colin is also considered a diminutive form of Nicholas.

Another origin of the name is Norse. A newer form of the name “Koli”, meaning dark.

Variant forms are: Collin, Calum, Kolman, Colomba, Colm, Coleman, Callum.

Famous bearers are Colin Farrell, Colin Firth, Colin Powell, Colin Kaepernick, Colin Hay, Colin Jackson, Colin McRae.

Colin Firth is one of the world’s most popular and critically acclaimed actors.

His performances in Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech”, Tom Ford’s “A Single Man” or even “Bridget Jones’s Diary” where he co-starred with Renée Zellweger and Hugh Grant, are a mere sample of his amazing acting range.

He has won several actor’s awards, such as Golden Globe, BAFTA and an Academy Award for Best Actor.