Cole name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Cole mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Cole

User Submitted Origins

African American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Canada says the name Cole means "The best god ever".
  2. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Cole means "Gift from God".
  3. A submission from Missouri, U.S. says the name Cole means "gift of god" and is of English origin.
  4. A user from Michigan, U.S. says the name Cole is of English origin and means "The 'best ever' or a ''God'".
  5. 2 submissions from Michigan, U.S. agree the name Cole means "A God" and is of English origin.
  6. A submission from the United States says the name Cole means "Given by god" and is of English origin.
  7. A user from Georgia, U.S. says the name Cole means "The best god".
  8. A user from Wisconsin, U.S. says the name Cole means "An absolute God".
  9. A submission from Washington, U.S. says the name Cole means "Warrior ( translated from Gaelic)".
  10. A user from California, U.S. says the name Cole is of African origin and means "iron".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cole
A plant of the Brassica or Cabbage genus; esp. that form of Brassica oleracea called rape and coleseed.

Etymology: OE. col caul, AS. cawl cawel, fr. L. caulis, the stalk or stem of a plant, esp. a cabbage stalk, cabbage, akin to Gr. kaylo`s. Cf. Cauliflower Kale

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Coarse curly-leafed cabbage
  2. A hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head

Possibly a nickname from Old English col, meaning "charcoal, coal-black".

  1. An English surname.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Cole

Notable Persons Named Cole

Dylan and Cole Sprouse

Dylan and Cole Sprouse is an actors. They were most active from 1993 to 2012. Dylan was given the name Cole Mitchell Sprouse on August 4th, 1992 in Arezzo.

Cole Hauser

Cole Hauser is an actor. He has been prominent since 1992. Cole was given the name Cole Kenneth Hauser on March 22nd, 1975 in Santa Barbara, California.

Cole Swindell

Cole Swindell is a country music, country pop, and bro-country musician. He has been prominent since 2013. Cole was given the name Colden Rainey Swindell on June 30th, 1983 in Glennville, Georgia, USA.

Cole Miller

Cole was born on April 26th, 1984 in Augusta, Georgia.

Cole Beasley

Cole Beasley is a football player for the Dallas Cowboys. He was most prominent from 2012 to present. Cole was born on April 26th, 1989 in Houston.

Cole Hamels

Cole Hamels is a baseball player for the Texas Rangers and Texas Rangers (baseball). Cole was born on December 27th, 1983 in San Diego.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Cole

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cole

J. Cole

J. Cole is a hip hop music musician. He was most prominent from 2007 to present. J. was given the name Jermaine Lamarr Cole on January 28th, 1985 in Frankfurt. J. is also known as Therapist.

Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole is a soccer player for the LA Galaxy, Arsenal F.C., Crystal Palace F.C., Chelsea F.C., A.S. Roma, England national under-20 football team, England national under-21 football team, and England national football team. Ashley was born on December 20th, 1980 in Stepney, London, England.

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole was a vocal jazz, swing music, and traditional pop music musician. He plays Piano, vocals, organ, melodica, and Organ (music). His ongoing career started in 1935. Nat was given the name Nathaniel Adams Coles on March 17th, 1919 in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. Nat is also known as Nat Cole. He passed away on February 15th, 1965.

Gary Cole

Gary Cole is an actor and voice artist. He has been prominent since 1983. Gary was given the name Gary Michael Cole on September 20th, 1956 in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole was a singer–songwriter and actress. She was most active from 1956 to 2015. Natalie was given the name Natalie Maria Cole by her parents Nat King Cole and Maria Cole on February 6th, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, US. She left this life on December 31st, 2015.

Adam Cole

Adam was born on July 5th, 1989 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Adam is also known as Jenkins, Austin; Carelle, and Adam.

  • Joe Cole
    Soccer Player
  • Lily Cole
  • Keyshia Cole
  • Norris Cole
    Basketball Player
  • Andy Cole
    Soccer Player
  • Kim Hunter
  • Carlton Cole
    Soccer Player
  • Michael Cole
  • Elizabeth Ashley
  • Thomas Cole
  • Dennis Cole
  • Paula Cole
  • Stephanie Cole
  • Christina Cole

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cole U.S.
  White 75.33% 64.26%
  African American 18.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.72% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.10% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cole

People with the last name Cole are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Cole

  • What name lists does Cole rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Cole? Cole is the 514th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cole was the 126th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cole have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 139,690 babies born with the first name Cole in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cole to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cole? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cole first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cole is Sunday, April 14th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Cole born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cole was in 2002 with a total of 6,037 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cole!
  • Random Cole Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cole ranks 79th in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 31 babies in West Virginia have the same name in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Cole: The name spelled backwards is Eloc. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ceol. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cole? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 195,289 people with the last name Cole.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cole? Cole was ranked as the 126th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Cole name meaning

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