Cole meaning

: Swarthy, Coal-Black, Charcoal

Cole Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \c(o)-le\
Number of People 👶 140,000
Rate in 2021 238
Numerology 🔢 8
Name origin 🌍 French
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Cole Name Meaning

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.

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Additional name description Cole
Additional name description Cole

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 an ritual 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 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 on 2009 data)

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Comments on the name Cole
12/22/2023 03:01:24

We have been going back and forth on a middle name for Brandon and I think I love Cole the best. I hope hubby likes it as well. I think its a fantastic name

10/20/2023 07:40:02

my sons name is Cole Harley, he is 8 years old. I get so many compliments on his name. His dad wanted to name him Harley for the first name but I liked Cole and wanted to spell it Kohl but he didnt like it because of the store Kohl's. When my son was 2-3 yrs old he thought his name was Cole Harley Davidson and he would tell people that. We just laughed. Of course now he can't wait to be old enough for a Harley

06/12/2023 14:30:08

My son is 6 and his name is cole fenton. I love his middle name so much I wish I hadn't used it there as I cant call another son it lol

03/17/2023 17:39:16

if me and my partner have a boy we will name him Cole Lewis.... x

03/08/2023 20:17:28

My son's name is Cole...for a middle name we chose Donovan...Cole Donovan. He was the third boy. We have 3 sons. Rane, Luke and Cole...perfect.

02/24/2023 17:38:06

My name is Cory and I really like Kole

01/02/2023 06:30:58

We named our first child Landen Kole. Love the name Kole, but had to go with a different spelling. Now if people could just remember to spell Landen with an "e" instead of an "o", he might just know how to spell his name.

12/14/2022 10:48:32

my new born son is called Cole, i think its cool & not to common.

10/07/2022 13:46:58

I'm planning on naming my son Cole, but I'm having a hard time coming up with a middle name... any suggestions❤️❤️❤️

10/02/2022 17:41:48

i like the name cole

03/03/2022 05:11:42

Cole Justice Ponton - due 6/5/10 ** meanings: Cole: Victorious People Justice: Fair Righteous Just ** possible nickname: CJ Originally was going to be Cole Wayne (same as fathers and grandfathers) but we kept hearing responses that it's didn't flow as well. So we kept an open mind and while discussing it over Valentine's Day dinner and running through alternatives this one really jumped out at us. We welcome all feedback and comments! Thanks!

08/15/2021 12:25:30

Our son is spelt Kohl. We loved the name Cole but weren't that keen on spelling it the tradditional way so my sister suggested this alternative spelling and we have had so many positive comments about this spelling. It looks lovely written down and there is no mistaking how to pronounce it!!

08/11/2021 16:00:36

Our son is Cole Benjamin John and we love having a name that is not so common. His grandmother's name is Colleen and she was often called Cole for short. While I was pregnant the book I was reading had a lead character whose name was Cole; he was also a skier as our family is so all the clues were there for me to choose this cool name.

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Cole FAQs

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Cole?
The origin of the name Cole is French.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Cole?
Swarthy, Coal-Black, Charcoal
*️⃣ How many people are named Cole?
Almost 140000 people are named Cole.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Cole?
The names of Garrett, Grady, Conrad, Greta, Creed