Name: Cole

Origin and Meaning of the Name Cole

  • Meaning:
    Coal; dark one
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (kole)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Cole)
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Miscellaneous Info for Cole

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Perhaps came into first-name use as a nickname for Nicholas. Cole is also a common surname, derived from the Old English "cola," meaning "coal." Perhaps the most well-known Cole in history is "Old King Cole," the subject of an English nursery-rhyme.

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