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Colgate meaning and name origin
Colgate \c(o)-lga-te, col-gate\ as a boy's 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 fortune.
Colgate has 1 variant form: Colegate.
Popularity of Colgate
Colgate is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#30602 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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