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What does Col mean?

Col Pronunciation of Col [col] as a name for boys means "young creature". Col is an alternate form of Colin (Irish, Scottish, Gaelic).


Col has 2 variants: Cole and Colle.

2 more related forms via Colin: Colan and Colyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Cail, Coli, ..

(female) Coli, Coma, ..

Middle name pairings:
Col Saif (C.S.), ..

How popular is Col?

Col is an uncommon given name for men but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#94676 out of 150436, Top 63%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Cole (#115 in recent rankings) and Colin (#172) are the prominent related forms of Col (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Col was at its most widespread 12 years ago (adoption of 0.5%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.3%, 43.2% less). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cole, Colin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cole, Colin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Col is pronounced similarly to Cael, Caile, Cal, Cale, Cayle, Coll, Cowal, Coyle, Kael, Kail, Kale, Kell, Kile and Kyle. Other recommended names are Cob, Coe, Colm, Colt, Con, Cor, Cox, Coy, Pol and Sol. These names tend to be more commonly used than Col.

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