Cole: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cole

Cole

Pronunciation: KOHL (key)

Origin of the name Cole:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old English col (coal). It originated as a nickname for someone who was coal-black, swarthy, or darkly-complexioned.

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Comments and insights on the name Cole: | Edit

Cole also means "peaceful"

Tom Cruise played the role of Cole Trickle in "Days of Thunder"

Personal experiences with the name Cole: | Edit

one of my friend's name is cole. he is very smart and funny. the Spanish word col which pronounced just like the name means cabbage. so that is what i nicknamed him. he hates it but i think it suits him. LOL

I named my son Cole as it is my maiden name and my dad is the last of the male line.

I love this name, it's so masculine!!! - Mahatma Ghandi, 2014

Nicknames for Cole: | Edit

colee, cabbage, coil, colio, Coleebean

Meanings and history of the name Cole: | Edit

From an Old English appellation meaning "coal," referring to someone with dark hair or complexion; also a nickname for Nicholas.

Famous real-life people named Cole: | Edit

Cole Sprouse, Actor,(the Suite Life of Zack and Cody)and twin brother of Dylan Sprouse
Cole Hauser, Actor, son of actor Wings Hauser
Cole Porter

Cole in song, story & screen: | Edit

The son in the movie "Mr.Holland's Opus" was named Cole.
Yes, his name was Coltrane Gershwin Holland. His nickname was Cole. Great movie!
The boy in "The Sixth Sense" was also named Cole.
There is a character in One Life to Live name Cole
Cole Howard was a long-running character on The Young and the Restless
Cole was the name of a demon that fell in love with Phoebe Halliwell on the show Charmed.
Cole Walter is one of the main characters in the book "My Life With The Walter Boys" by Ali Novak

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