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What does Coulson mean?

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.

Coulson has 2 more different relations via Nicholas: Colin and Collin.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Calson, Clayson, ..

(female) Coulna, Coulsi, ..

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)


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

Shown below is a comparison of the history of the boy name Coulson and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Coulson (not ranked) are Colin (#140 via latest list), Collin (#223), Colson (#1251) and Nicholas (#57). These forms of Coulson were favored by parents in 1995 (average #570) and are now significantly less popular (#417, 67%), with the version Nicholas becoming less trendy. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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.