Origin:French
Popularity:238
Meaning:swarthy, coal-black, charcoal
Cole has been a top baby name choice for boys since the 1990s. Its popularity peaked in 2003, but it's still quite common. Cole is an English surname dating to the Middle Ages. Related to the Old English word col, for “charcoal.” Sometimes Cole is an Americanized spelling of the German name Kohl or a nickname for the girl’s name Nicole. It's also a short form of Nicholas. Kole is a much less familiar spelling.

Famous Coles

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  • Cole Porter
    Singer
  • Cole Sand
    Actor
  • Cole Sprouse
    TV Actor
  • Cole Swindell
    Country Singer
  • Cole Whittle
    Bassist
  • Nat King Cole
    Musician

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Source: Social Security Administration

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