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What does Colgate mean?

Colgate Pronunciation of Colgate as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Colgate is "dark gate". Place name. Associated in America with a soap-manufacturing company, and an Ivy League college. It was originally called Hamilton Literary and Theological Seminary, but was renamed Colgate University in 1890 for its benefactor, William Colgate of the soap company.

ASSOCIATED WITH Col-, old english, dark, literary


VARIANT Colegate



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How popular is Colgate?

Colgate is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#34711 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Colgate has yet to be recorded in the list thus far. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

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Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Clare, Cleante, Clete, Colan, Colas, Colbee, Colbie, Cole, Colet, Colla, Collayer, Colle, Collie, Colman, Colombe, Colrige (see Coleridge), Colt, Colten, Colter, Coltrane, Colvile, Conrade, Cordale, Cosgrave, Legate and Wingate. These names tend to be more frequently used than Colgate.

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