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What does Colson mean?

Colson /col-son/ as a name for boys. Colson's root is Greek, and the name Colson means "swarthy, coal-black, charcoal; people of victory". Colson is an alternate spelling of Cole (Middle English, Old French) with the suffix -son. Colson is also a variant of Coulson (Greek).

Associated with: greek, swarthy (dark), victory


Colson has 1 relation via Cole, Coulson: Coley.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Coson, Coyson, ..

(female) Colsonie, Colsonna, ..

How popular is Colson?

Colson is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#3488 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Colson for boys. Colson entered the list in 2000 and reached its apex rank of #1054 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is at #1251 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the statistics of the boy name Colson and related names. Prominent varying forms of Colson (#1251 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000 are Cole (#116 in recent rankings) and Coley. Adoption of these forms of Colson was well-received among parents in 2002 (median #1308) and is somewhat less today (#1122, down 40.6%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Colson, Cole, Coley in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Allson, Bolton, Carlson, Carson, Cason, Celso, Cleon, Colan, Colden, Coldin, Coleton, Colhoun, Colin, Collen, Collin, Collton, Colman, Colston, Colten, Colton, Colwin, Colwyn, Colyn, Conlon, Cotton, Dotson, Dowson, Ellson, Elson, Gilson, Hobson, Jolyon, Jonson, Kolton, Nelson, Nilson, Robson, Ronson and Wilson. These names tend to be more commonly used than Colson.