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What does Colter mean?

Colter /col-ter/ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Colter is "colt-herd". Occupational name.

Affiliated boy name: Colt.

Associated with: old english, occupational


Kreatif forms:
(male) Coler, Coter, ..

(female) Colteri, Colterra, ..

How popular is Colter?

Colter is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#8784 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Colter for boys. Colter entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #997 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is at #1152 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Colter and associated names. The only other prominent alternative form of Colter (#1152 in 2014) appearing in the Top 2000 is Colt (#339 in 2014). Adoption of these relations of Colter is at its peak presently (average #745). Colt is the clear favorite.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Colter, Colt in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Colter is alike in pronunciation to Coulter. Other recommended names are Alter, Bolten, Calder, Carter, Caster, Caulder, Colbee, Colbert, Colbey, Colden, Cole, Colet, Coley, Colier, Colle, Collen, Colley, Collier, Collyer, Colten, Colton, Colver, Colvert, Conner, Cooper, Cortes, Cortez, Coster, Cotten, Culver, Folker, Foster, Kolten, Loller, Porter, Potter, Valter, Volker and Walter. These names tend to be more frequently used than Colter.