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.
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Cole PorterSinger
- Cole SandActor
- Cole SprouseTV Actor
- Cole SwindellCountry Singer
- Cole WhittleBassist
- Nat King ColeMusician
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