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What does Coll mean?

Coll Pronunciation of Coll [coll] as a boys' name. From a medieval short form of Nicholas. Use as a modern given name partly derives from the surname from the given name in the Middle Ages. In Scotland, it has been used as an anglicized form of Colla (Gaelic), possibly from Old Celtic meaning "high".

Associated with: medieval, modern, surname, scotland, gaelic, old, high (great).


Coll has 1 variant: Colla.

7 more different relations via Nicholas: Colas, Cole, Colet, Colin, Collin, Nicoll and Nils.

Creative forms:
(male) Call, Coly, ..

(female) Cola, Coli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Coll Oskar (C.O.), ..

How popular is Coll?

Coll is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#9902 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Coll (unlisted) appearing in the Top 2000 are Nicholas (#62 in 2015), Cole (#115), Colin (#172), Collin (#264) and Nils. These forms of Coll were at the height of their popularity 2 decades ago (average #480) and are now significantly less common (#522, down 64%), with the version Nicholas going out of style. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Coll is alike in pronunciation to Cael, Caile, Cal, Cale, Cayle, Col, Colle, Cowal, Coyle, Kael, Kail, Kale, Kell, Kelle, Kile and Kyle. Other suggested similar names are Bell, Bill, Byll, Carl, Caroll, Chill, Cob, Cobb, Cobe, Cobi, Coby, Codell, Cody, Coe, Colan, Colby, Coley, Colis, Collby, Collen, Colley, Collie, Collis, Colm, Colt, Colum, Colyn, Como, Con, Conal, Conall, Conn, Cook, Coop, Cope, Cor, Cord, Cork, Cort, Cory, Coty, Covell, Cox, Coxe, Coy, Coye, Cully, Dell, Gall, Gill, Hall, Hill, Joell, Knoll, Noll, Pall, Pell, Poll and Sill. These names tend to be more commonly used than Coll.