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Origin & Meaning

The name Cole is of English origin.

The meaning of Cole is "victorious people, dark skinned".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 116 in baby name popularity for boys with 3404 occurrences.  It ranked 11080 in popular baby names for girls with 9 occurrences. 

View the Cole Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Cole has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Cole to other names.


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Related Names

Cole is a diminutive (nickname) of Nicholas.

Variants of the name Cole include Kole.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Cole Porter, Cole Younger.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Cole in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Cole.

Just for fun, see the name Cole in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Cole in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.