Colman: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Colman | Boys
Origin of the name Colman:
Transferred use of the English surname derived from the Old English elements col (coal) and mann (man), which originated as an occupational name for a charcoal burner or someone who dealt with coal. Var: Koleman. Short: Cole, Kole.
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Confusion with the outdoor brand Coleman is probably inevitable.
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Rather than a trade-related name, other sources say this is related to Colm / Columba (the saint).
Colm means "Dove"; Colmán means "Little Dove"
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Arguably the most holy Irish saint's name, Colmán was the name of literally hundreds of Irish saints. I've read accounts varying from 250-350 saints, both male and female, carrying this name.
Colman Domingo, American actor and playwright.
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Colman, character in Monica Furlong's magical "Juniper" trilogy.