Meaning and name origin
Colson \c(o)-lson, col-son\ as a boy's name is of Middle English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Colson is "swarthy, coal-black, charcoal". Colson is a variant of Cole (Middle English, Old French): surname derived from a medieval given name. Also a variant of Coulson: surname derived from Nicholas (Greek) "people of victory".
Colson is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3425 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Colson and its source forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Cole (#116). (2014 statistics).