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Boy Names Starting with Col-

Col- baby names and what they mean, with 27 results. Col- names are used more often as masculine names. Usage of these boy names was at its peak a decade ago (USAGE OF 1.03%) and is almost as widespread today (USAGE 0.79%, DOWN 23.2%), but with names like Collin becoming less in vogue. Colson (#640), Colt (#236) and Colton (#68) are three of the more fashionable boy names among these, while Colen (TOP 18%) and Cola (13%) are common Col- last names.

Col- names

Colas - Colt | Colter - Colwyn

Colas - Colt

Nicholas and variants

Collin1, Colin1, Colet, Cole1, Colas
Forms of Nicholas. From Greek word. "People of victory." Cobin is also a marginally prominent boys' name.

Colbert and variants

Colbert1, var. Colvert, Colt1, Cole2
Source fr. Old French, Old German elements. "Renowned, bright, famous." Common as surnames, and Colbert (TOP 1%), Colvert (23%) are comparable to common surnames Cypert (TOP 14%), Molbert (65%), with the -ert suffix.

Colburn, var. Collburn, Collbourn, Colbourne, Colbourn
Based on Old English element. "Cold brook; coal brook." Compare last names Colborn (TOP 16%), Coburn (2%).

Colby and variants

Colby, var. Collby, Colbie, Colbey, Colbert2, Colbee
From Old Norse language. "Swarthy person's settlement." Usage of Colby as a boys' name has decreased circa 2001.

Colden, var. Colldin, Coldin, Collden
Root fr. Old English element. "Dark valley." Colden, Colldin, etc. are unusual as children's names.

Cole and variants

Cole3, var. Colson1, Coley
Derivative of Middle English, Old French words. "Swarthy, coal-black, charcoal." Adoption of Cole and variants as children's names in 2018 was down 23.5% compared to 2008.


.. Also derived from the Gaelic personal .. Coleman became less popular last year, falling -125 rankings as a children's name to reach #999.

Coleridge, var. Colrige, Colridge, Colerige
Origin fr. Old English word. Place name .. Not in Top 2000.

Colgate, var. Colegate
Source fr. Old English language. "Dark gate." Colgate and Colegate are unusual as boys' names.

Colquhoun, Colhoun
Forms of Calhoun. Derivative of Irish, Gaelic word. "The narrow woods." Not in Top 2000.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Col- names: Colbert, Colby, Cole, Coleman, Coley

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Col- names: Colin, Collie, Collier, Collin, Collins

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Col- names: Collis, Colman, Colson, Colt, Colter

Colin and variants

Colin2, var. Colyn, Colle, Cole4, Col, Colan
Derived fr. Irish, Scottish, Gaelic words. "Young creature." Usage of Col and variants was common in 2003 and is now lower, with Colin becoming somewhat dated.

Coll, var. Colla
.. Use as a modern given name .. Outside Top 2000.

Colley and variants

Colley, var. Collis1, Collie
Origin fr. Old English language. "Dark-haired." Less widespread today. Collis was the variation last listed (the 1950s) in the Top 2000.

Collier and variants

Collier, var. Collyer, Collis2, Collayer, Colis, Colier
Derived fr. Old English element. "Coal miner." Less common today. Collis was the variant last found (the 1950s) in the Top 2000.

Collin and variants

Collin2, var. Collins1, Collen
Source fr. Scottish element. "Young creature." Collen and forms were popular in 1996 and have become less conventional, with Collin becoming less stylish.


Derivative of Irish, Gaelic word. "Holly." Less widespread today. Collins was last recorded in the 1960s in the Top 2000. See also Collis.

Colum, Colm
Var. of Calum. Origin fr. Scottish, Gaelic, Latin. "Dove." Coylum and Cullum are creative forms.

Colman and variants

Colman, var. Coleman2
Origin fr. Irish. .. The name was borne by many .. Coleman is in the Top 2000.


Var. of Coulson. Derivative of Greek word. "People of victory." Used widely as a children's name, Colson is comparable to the conventional Colton. See also Colston.

Colt and variants

Colt2, var. Coltrane, Colter
Derivative of Old English word. "Young horse; frisky." Colt and Colter are Top 2000 baby names.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Col- names for boys.

1. Colas - Colt
Nicholas [Cole, Colet, Colin, Colas, Collin], Colbert [Cole, Colt, Colvert], Colburn [Collburn, Colbourn, Collbourn, Colbourne], Colby [Collby, Colbie, Colbey, Colbee, Colbert], Colden [Coldin, Colldin, Collden], Cole [Coley, Colson], Coleman, Coleridge [Colrige, Colridge, Colerige], Colgate [Colegate], Calhoun [Colhoun, Colquhoun], Colin [Col, Cole, Colyn, Colle, Colan], Coll [Colla], Colley [Collis, Collie], Collier [Colis, Collis, Colier, Collyer, Collayer], Collin [Collen, Collins], Collins, Calum [Colm, Colum], Colman [Coleman], Coulson [Colson], Colt [Colter, Coltrane]

Colter, Colton [Colten, Colston, Collton, Coleton], Colum [Colm, Columbano, Colombain, Columcille, Columbanus, Collumbano], Columbus [Colombo, Colombe], Culver [Colver], Colville [Colvill, Colvile], Colwyn [Colwin, Colwynn]

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