Meaning:Burner of charcoal
Coleman is a super cool name for a bouncing baby boy with tons of energy! With British roots, It comes from the Old English word col, meaning “charcoal,” and was originally an occupational name for a “burner of charcoal.” It may also have Irish roots to the surnames Ó'Colmáin, Ó'Clumhain, or Mac Colmáin. Although its meaning may seem old news, Coleman has been gaining momentum in the baby name rankings thanks to the revival of all things vintage. Will baby be a coal burner? Maybe not. But they’re sure to be an endless source of warmth and comfort in your life!
Famous People Named Coleman
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- Ornette ColemanComposer, Musician
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