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What does Coleman mean?

Coleman Pronunciation of Coleman [cole-man] as a boys' name. Variant of Colman. Also derived from the Gaelic personal name Colmán, or an occupational term for a charcoal burner.

Associated with: gaelic, occupational, charcoal (dark).


1 alternative form via Colman: Kalman.

Creative forms:
(male) Caleman, Celeman, ..

(female) Colela, Colema, ..

Middle name pairings:
Coleman Evin (C.E.), ..

How popular is Coleman?

Coleman is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#891 out of 1220, Top 73%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#102 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Coleman reached its peak rank of #457 in the U.S. in the 1900s, and is presently at #887. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Coleman name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Colman and Kalman are the prominent variation forms of Coleman (#887 last year) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Coleman was at its most widespread in 1997 (median #1498) and is somewhat lower today (#1629, down 41.3%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Coleman, Colman, Kalman in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Coleman and related baby names outside U.S.