Coleridge Name Meaning & Origin
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Very uncommon old English name.
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-My wife and I were looking for a literary name for a child (we're writers) and didn't want to go with common examples like Jack (Keroauc), or William (Shakespeare), etc. We got the idea to use this name as a middle name for another uncommon family name, Malcolm. This way, we felt, our son would have an "out" in Cole, an unassuming name for a boy. We love the sound of Malcolm Coleridge.
- Nicknames for Coleridge
Coe (pronounced Ko, or Ko-ee)
- Meanings and history of the name Coleridge
Old English origin. Place name: possibly "Cole's ridge", or "dark ridge". "Cole" (or "Col") is thought to come from an Old English spelling of "Coal," hence the dark, or black ridge.
Coleridge has 3 variant forms: Colerige, Colridge and Colrige.
Coleridge is an uncommon first name for men and an equally uncommon last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (October 21, 1772 – July 25, 1834) was an English poet, Romantic, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England. He is probably best known for his poems "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan," as well as for his major prose work Biographia Literaria. He is well-known in literary circles as an influential, enigmatic genius.
- Famous real-life people named Coleridge
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet, author of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan." He is well-known in literary circles as an influential, enigmatic genius.
-Hartley Coleridge - Writer and son of the famous poet.
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