All About the Name Cole

“Cole is a name that is simple and practical with a ‘coolness factor’.”

Gender: Boy
Meaning: Coal
Origin: English
Current Popularity: #118

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More about the name Cole:

Cole is a boy’s name of English origin meaning: “swarthy, coal-black, charcoal“. Cole is a name that has several sources. Most notably, used in Britain as a surname, and less frequently a given name. The surname Cole is of Middle English origin, meaning “swarthy, coal-black, charcoal”. Another possible source of the name Cole is that it is an Americanized spelling of the German name “Kohl”, or of the Scottish and Irish name “McCool”. Alternatively, Cole could also come from or the Old Norse cognate Koli a short form of names which begin with the element Kol-, itself from the Norse kolr “coal”.and in New England, Cole is a translation of the French surname Charbonneau. Cole also happens to be a pet form of the name Nicholas. An interesting fact is that the name name “Koyl, Coyll, Coil, or Coel was an ancient name, borne by two kings of Britain. One of these may big the Old King Cole from the nursery rhyme. As a given name Cole was in rare use in the 19th century but grew in use as a given name late in the 20th century. 

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