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Cole (girl)

What does Cole mean?

Cole Pronunciation of Cole [cole] as a girls' name (also used more generally as boys' name Cole) has its root in Greek, and the name Cole means "people of victory". Cole is an alternate form of Nicole (Greek): from Nikola.

Associated with: greek, victory.


7 relations via Nicole: Colette, Coley, Lacole, Necole, Nikole, Nycole and Nykole.

Creative forms:
(female) Colel, Colia, ..

(male) Colea, Colo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cole Lincoln (C.L.), ..

How popular is Cole?

Cole is a rare first name for women but a very popular surname for all people (#116 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Colette (#531 the previous year), Necole, Nicole (#152) and Nikole are the prominent alternative forms of Cole (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Nycole, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Cole was more pronounced among parents during 1980-1989 (usage of 1.8%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.2%, 90.3%), with the version Nicole becoming less in vogue. Colette is the most chic baby name among these. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Colette, Necole, Nicole, Nikole in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nicole outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cole is alike in pronunciation to Cal, Kahle, Kalle, Kayle and Kyle. Other recommended names are Alle, Cade, Cala, Calee, Calen, Caley, Cali, Calie, Carle, Carole, Cate, Caye, Cee, Cela, Cele, Celes, Celie, Chele, Chloe, Cile, Cili, Clea, Clem, Cleo, Clo, Cloe, Clove, Coco, Codee, Codey, Codi, Codie, Cody, Coe, Coel, Coleen, Colena, Colene, Coleta (see Colette), Coline, Collet, Collie, Colly, Con, Cor, Cora, Coree, Coren, Corey, Cori, Corie, Corlee, Corley, Corlie, Corly, Cory, Cosme, Cree, Creole, Dale, Elle, Gale, Holle, Iole, Noele, Sile, Vale, Viole and Zele. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cole.

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