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What does Coulson mean?

Coulson Pronunciation of Coulson [coul-son] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Coulson is "people of victory". Surname derived from Nicholas.

Associated with: greek, victory, surname.


Coulson has 1 variant: Colson.

2 more different relations via Nicholas: Colin and Collin.

Creative forms:
(male) Calson, Coulton, ..


Middle name pairings:
Coulson Korbin (C.K.), ..

How popular is Coulson?

Coulson is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#6559 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Coulson (not ranked) are Colin (#172 via latest list), Collin (#264), Colson (#1115) and Nicholas (#62). These forms of Coulson were favored by parents in 1995 (average #570) and are now significantly less popular (#403, 70%), with the version Nicholas becoming less trendy. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abelson, Allson, Bollton (see Bolton), Bolton, Bourbon, Carlsen, Carlson, Carlsson, Carlton, Carson, Cason, Celso, Chelton, Chilton, Cleon, Colan, Colden, Coldin, Coleton, Colhoun, Collden (see Colden), Colldin (see Colden), Collen, Collton, Colman, Colston, Colten, Colton, Colwin, Colwyn, Colyn, Conlan, Conlen, Conlin, Conlon, Coridon (see Corydon), Corydon, Cotton, Coulter, Counsel, Cullan, Cullen, Cullin, Daulton, Dodgson, Dotson, Dottson, Dowson, Ellson, Elson, Fulton, Gillson, Gilson, Hobbson (see Hobson), Hobson, Hodgson, Houston, Hudson, Johnson, Jolyon, Jonson, Judson, Karlson, Kolton, Nealson, Neilson, Nelson, Nilson, Paulson, Robeson, Robson, Ronson, Willson, Wilson and Woodson. These names tend to be more commonly used than Coulson.

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