I really like this name, it's so handsome. I much prefer Colin over Collin. Colin looks classic and handsome but Collin looks a bit trendy.
Colin and Helen are cute twin names.
Is nice.
Colin McRae (1968 - 2007), Scottish rally driver.
Best pronounced KAHL-in.
Colin Ferguson, who murdered six people on the Long Island Rail Road in 1993. Ferguson was sentenced to multiple life sentences. Ferguson is now housed at Upstate Correctional Facility.
I feel like Colin is going to become a trendy boy name on a girl. Somebody might say “this can also be used as a female name”. I’m pretty sure anybody who would name their daughter Colin would give them a feminine middle name. Colin Alexandra is cute. Personally, I think boy names on girls are even more adorable when the young girl is actually very girly and not a tomboy at all and she has a middle name that’s ultra feminine and not unique for a girl. Just a heads up. I still like Colin better as a boy’s name, but every name is used on a girl.
Colin Quinn (born June 6, 1959) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer.
Irish actor and musician Colin O’Donoghue, best known for playing Captain Killian ‘Hook’ Jones on the tv show Once Upon A Time, is a famous bearer of this name.
North Irish actor Colin Morgan (the unforgettable Merlin!) best male drama performance at NTA 2012.
Colin T. Trevorrow is an American film director and screenwriter. He is known for directing the indie film Safety Not Guaranteed, the blockbuster film Jurassic World, and Star Wars: Episode IX, with the latter being slated for a 2019 release.
This is my boss's name. He has Irish heritage, so it fits him well.
This is a nice, classy and masculine name. Love it!
About the pronunciation of Colin Powell's name: his parents pronounced it KAH-lin, but Powell has pronounced his name KOH-lin since childhood, after the WWII flyer Colin P. Kelly Jr.
I like this name and if you like\love it as well and are considering using it for your little guy, some combos I have paired with it that you are more than welcome to take a look at are:

Colin Jeremiah
Colin Sawyer
Colin Theodore
Colin Xavier
Colin Everett
Colin Jeremy
Jeremy Colin
Dakota Colin
Hunter Colin
Jared Colin
Spencer Colin
Theodore Colin
Parker Colin.
My name has been Colin for 54 years. I went to American schools as a child where my name was pronounced Cullen, Colon and Kahlin. I hated my name because no one could pronounce it correctly. All these pronunciations are totally incorrect. In the last 10 years there has been debate about the one L or two L versions. The Americans are the only nationality that have made a double L version of this name. The internet has spread this falsification and now even 20 to 25 year old Australians think the LL version is the default version. Just like NISSAN (KNEESAWN) the US has again made an abomination of something that is not culturally theirs. I'm sure it grates on the Colombians when they hear an American pronounce Bogota. If you want to pronounce something correctly you need to pronounce it the way the originating culture pronounces it. COLIN is pronounced thus. The accent on the O is pronounced as in Cod or exactly Col (a mountain pass). There is no e on the end of Col so the pronunciation is not cole or khal or colon. Colon Powell didn't do anyone any favours with his version of his name and nor did the children who would have called him colon at school.
This is my 10 y/o sons name.
I chose Colin as I found it direct and masculine, yet refined and not brutish.
I love this name! I think it's most typically pronounced kah-lin, but cole-in is cool too (although I personally think if you want to use that pronunciation you should spell it Cullen) anyways, this is an awesome, classic name that sounds great and will age well on the bearer :)
While I'm pleased to see that Captain Hair was already mentioned, I'm surprised no one's mentioned the Doctor! And the most colorful one at that. Colin Baker (no relation to Tom Baker), a British actor who received the titular role of Doctor Who after previously appearing as a Time Lord guard named Maxil. He held the role of the sixth Doctor from 1984 to 1986.
Colin Singleton is a child prodigy and the main character of John Green's novel, "An Abundance of Katherines" who dated 19 Katherines and takes a road trip in order to recover from his most recent heartbreak. (P.S. it's a really good read :P )
Colin Firth, British Oscar winning actor.
Colin is really a nice name. It sounds handsome, sharp, and presentable.
This is my granddad's name (he pronounces it COLE-lin, or it at least sounds that way with my grandma's Southern drawl) and he was named after the World War II American hero, Colin Kelly.
A famous bearer is American rider Colin Edwards. I don't know how to say his name, but I say CO-lin.
Americans say KAHL-in and British say COL-in. Simple as. Myself I would never be able to deal if people kept saying "KAHL-in" to my face, it would be so annoying, but I guess I would get used to it. Colin is a cool name, however you say it.
Colin Meloy is the lead singer and songwriter of the Decemberists.
Colin Creevey is a character in The Secret Garden; he's lived in his bed all his life because everyone thinks he's ill and going to die. There's really nothing wrong with him and eventually he learns to walk and sees the garden.
No, Colin Creevey is a Harry Potter character. Colin Craven is the character from The Secret Garden.
Replying to Emmasj 11/30/2006: Eek, yes, you're right. I have kind of a dual image of this name - on one hand, it reminds me of a not-terribly-strong kid (Colins Creevey and Craven) and on the other hand it's a handsome-actor name (Colins Firth and Farrell).
Colin Creevey is a character in the Harry Potter books, introduced in the second part of the series. He's completely in awe of Potter, and a bit annoying in his admiration.
My dad's name is Colin. He pronounces it Co-lin. His American sister says Car-lin and he hates it.
Actor Colin Hanks was in Orange County and Colin Mochrie was on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
Colin is a very nice handsome name for a boy.
Famous bearer is Irish actor Colin Farrell. I personally think that Colin is a beautiful and delicate name, it is short and comes out easily, just adorable!
A famous bearer of this name is British actor Colin Firth.

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