Name: Coleman

Origin and Meaning of the Name Coleman

  • Meaning:
    Dove; descendant of Clumhán
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  • Meaning:
    Coalworker; servant of Cole
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  • Pronunciation:
    (KOLE mun)
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    Itself (Coleman)
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    English speaking countries
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    Coleman is a name and (more commonly) a surname with several different origins. As both an Irish and an English surname it is derived through Old Irish from the Latin 'columba' ('dove'). It can also be an anglicization of the Irish Gaelic surname Ó Clumháin, which means 'descendant of Clumhán' (the name Clumhán is of uncertain origin). There are a further two English meanings: someone who burned or gathered coal, and someone who was a servant of Cole. Coleman can also act as an anglicization of one of several Ashkenazic Jewish surnames.

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