What does Collins mean?

Definitions for Collins
ˈkɒl ɪnzcollins

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Collins, Wilkie Collins, William Wilkie Collinsnoun

    English writer noted for early detective novels (1824-1889)

  2. collins, Tom Collinsnoun

    tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juice


  1. Collinsnoun

    Any of various alcoholic drinks made with lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water.

  2. Collinsnoun

    from the given name Colin, pet form of Coll (Nicholas).

  3. Collinsnoun

    An English patronymic surname from the given name Colin.

    "But your own name too sounds funny," Tampio said. "Your names are repeated. Only you have spelt one wrongly. How could you call yourself Colin Collins? Here in Cameroon, we only know about Collins."

  4. Collinsnoun

    An Irish surname, anglicized from Irish Ó Coileáin.

  5. Collinsnoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname.

  6. Collinsnoun

    A locale in the United States. A town in New York; named for a local dairy farming family. A city, the county seat of Covington County, Mississippi; named for Mississippi statesman Fred W. Collins. A city in Georgia; named for early settler Perry Collins. A city in Iowa. A village in Missouri; named for the local judge William Collins. A former settlement in Fresno County, California. An unincorporated community in Napa County, California. An unincorporated community in Indiana; named for railroad official James Collins. A census-designated place in Wisconsin; named for railroad official Sumner J. Collins.


  1. collins

    Collins is usually referred to as a type of cocktail which is typically made from a base spirit (such as gin, whiskey, vodka, etc.), lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water. The most well-known version is the Tom Collins, made with gin. Additionally, Collins can also be a surname of English and Irish origin. It is the 30th most common surname in Ireland, where it originated from the Gaelic "O'Coileain" meaning "youth" or "young warrior". There is also a popular dictionary known as the Collins Dictionary, published by Harper Collins.


  1. Collins

    Collins is a town in Erie County, New York, United States. The town is on the south border of the county and is considered to be one of the "Southtowns" of Erie County. The population indicated by the 2010 census was 6,601.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Collins is ranked #59 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Collins surname appeared 329,770 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 112 would have the surname Collins.

    71.6% or 236,148 total occurrences were White.
    22.4% or 73,967 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 8,145 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 7,354 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 2,539 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 1,616 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Collins in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Collins in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Collins in a Sentence

  1. Joe Manchin:

    It was disgraceful. It really was, what I saw. I met with Susan Collins of Maine, I read all the transcripts. ... It was embarrassing. It's not who we are. It's not what we were sent here to do, to attack other people and try to tear them down. I'm not going to be part of that. I think she's extremely well qualified and I think she will be an exemplary judge.

  2. Harmony Allen:

    When Master Sgt. Collins came over to start talking to me, that was weird in itself, because they're not allowed to talk with students.

  3. Meghan McCain:

    Part of my problem with the Kaitlan Collins moment is that just because Trump was so bad it doesn’t absolve Biden’s bad behavior. What he just did was 100% Trumpy, i think I would just like a little intellectual consistency. If Trump had done that, we would be screaming at the top of our lungs in one way or another.

  4. Harmony Allen:

    I brought in pictures of Master Sgt. Collins, I said this is who raped me. This is Master Sgt. Collins, Master Sgt. Collins's Master Sgt. Collins. I said Master Sgt. Collins raped me.

  5. Paul Ryan:

    While Congressman Collins guilt or innocence is a question for the courts to settle, the allegations against Congressman Collins demand a prompt and thorough investigation by the House Ethics Committee, insider trading is a clear violation of the public trust.

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