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What does Collier mean?

Collier Pronunciation of Collier [col-lier] as a boys' name is pronounced KAWL-yer. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Collier is "coal miner". Occupational name

Associated with: old english, coal (dark), occupational.


Collier has 5 variants: Colier, Colis, Collayer, Collis and Collyer.

Creative forms:
(male) Cailier, Calier, ..

(female) Collico, Colrie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Collier Ambrose (C.A.), ..

How popular is Collier?

Collier is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#556 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Collier was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #1689 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent varying form of Collier is Collis. Adoption of these forms of Collier was well-received among parents in the 1900s (average #1681).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Collier, Collis in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Collier is alike in pronunciation to Cuyler and Keller. Other suggested similar names are Aillmer (see Aylmer), Allger, Bouvier, Callice, Callis, Caulder, Cillian, Clair, Cobie, Codie, Cokelie (see Coakley), Colbee, Colbert, Colbey, Colbie, Coldin, Cole, Coley, Colin, Colla, Collburn (see Colburn), Collby, Collden (see Colden), Colldin (see Colden), Colle, Collen, Colley, Collie, Collin, Collins, Collton, Colrige (see Coleridge), Colter, Colver, Colvert, Colvile, Colwin, Conlen, Conley, Conlin, Conner, Connie, Cookie, Cooper, Corbie, Corley, Coster, Coulter, Cowrie, Cullen, Cullin, Culver, Currier, Cutler, Ellger (see Alger), Ellmer, Fuller, Helier, Heller, Hiller, Hillier, Hollister, Loller, Miller, Muller, Myller (see Miller), Olliver, Pallmer (see Palmer), Rollie, Sollie, Volker, Vollker and Willmer. These names tend to be more frequently used than Collier.

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