Name: Colonel

Origin and Meaning of the Name Colonel

  • Meaning:
    Column
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Military rank
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (KER nuhl)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Colonel)
  • Rating:
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Miscellaneous Info for Colonel

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The name Colonel was popular in the Victorian era, alongside other "title" names like Major. In the military, a colonel is a high-ranking officer, usually just below the ranking of General. The name comes from the Italian word "colonna," meaning "column" - early colonels were responsible for "columns" of soldiers.

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Popularity Rank of Colonel (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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