|Number in U.S||👶 140,000|
|Rate in 2021||238|
|Name origin||🌍 French|
Meaning and originality:
Historically, this name comes from an English, Irish and sometimes Scottish surname, which itself originated as a personal name. There are two main hypotheses about the origin of this name. The primary hypothesis is that the name Cole was derived from the Middle English nickname “Cola” (which meant swarthy, coal-black). Swarthy suggests a dark, weather-beaten complexion, so in the past it had some sort of negative connotation to it but nowadays it is not the case anymore.
The second hypothesis is that Cole may just simply be a reduced version of Nicholas (which has ancient Greek origins and means people of victory). We do not know for sure which one of these hypotheses is closer to reality. What we do know is that 'Cola' and 'Cole' personal names date back to the Domesday Book of 1086 (Middle Ages), although the use of it as a surname was seventy years behind.
Here are some famous people named Cole:
Cole Hamels (baseball player)
Cole Sprouse (actor)
Cole Porter (songwriter)
Cole Hauser (actor)
What are your baby’s characteristics like when you name him Cole?
As a name, Cole represents the extreme spectrums of material wealth and success. This means that you either gain a lot of wealth or you don't gain anything at all. You will be good at ruling your own company. If only two words could describe you, they would be balance and power.
You like to bring peace to others and fix their disputes. Therefore, Natural born peacemaker and a spiritual idealist are two of the other words that can tell us who you are. You are very knowledgeable in religion, philosophy, and less traditional types of healing. During your lifetime, you never stop your search for enlightenment. You are very good at determining the thoughts and feelings of others and that's why you are very selective in making new friends.
You do not fear showing your emotions and you do not try to hide them from others. In your social gatherings, you would like to be the center of attention.
How do people react to you?
People believe that someone who is named Cole is sympathetic, compassionate, and generous. People feel comfortable around you and generally count on your support. You are not obsessed with fashion and it's possible that you might even be a shabby dresser. Others think that you will be a good dad or mom.
People believe that this name is natural, strong, and simple.
Lucky colors: Dark colors such as dark blue, gray, purple, or black
Lucky day(s): Thursday
Cole is a relatively modern name. It did not gain any special attention in the U.S before 1980s. Cole has been on the American charts of the most popular names since the 1950’s, but it was in 1997 that it made its first entrance into the Top 100 list of most popular names for boys. One can say that nowadays Cole is at the peak of his popularity and it doesn't seem like it is going to get off the charts anytime soon.
As for different countries it can be said that Cole is currently the 45th most popular name in Scotland and ranks at number 37 in Canada (based off 2009 data).