Cole

Cole - A unique male name



  May 24,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Cole, meaning swarthy, coal black, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1912 on position #729. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Cole and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Cole? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Cole. The baby boy name Cole was given to 3,752 baby boys in 2012, ranking #101 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 437 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Cole peaked in popularity 17 years ago in 2002 on position 69.



Famous with this name

Cole Sprouse
Taylor Cole
Finn Cole


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Cole is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Cole is currently topping the baby name charts in Maine at position #38 - and is the least popular in Mississippi at position #226.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Cole is where you live.


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Cole origin and meaning

Cole is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means swarthy, coal black. To see famous people named Cole, pop culture references for the name Cole and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Cole

We've found the following names that sound similar to Cole, sorted by popularity.

Cecil / Clay / Cleo / Cale / Cael / Cecilio / Cal / Cyle / Cheskel / Colie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012101
201194
201089
200982
200885
200784
200684
200579
200475
200369
200269
200174
200071
199975
199877
199771
1996106
1995117
1994111
1993130
1992143
1991162
1990248
1989271
1988260
1987231
1986220
1985203
1984201
1983209
1982265
1981485
1980507
1979703
1978758
1977725
1976722
1975691
1974613
1973688
1972703
1971990
1970881
19691093
1968972
19671300
19661089
19651141
19641115
19631077
1962936
1961830
19601236
19591175
1958892
19571266
19561140
1955971
19541010
19521593
19511352
19491573
19481585
19421416
19411467
19241537
19221620
19211786
19191541
19181338
19171462
19161207
19151075
1914943
1913899
1912729

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maine38
New Hampshire55
Delaware57
Massachusetts60
Pennsylvania64
Connecticut69
Utah71
Nebraska71
Rhode Island76
South Dakota77
New Jersey78
North Dakota79
Kansas80
Minnesota81
Iowa82
Ohio82
Michigan82
Oregon86
Missouri87
Virginia88
Indiana89
Maryland89
Wisconsin91
Hawaii92
Washington96
Louisiana97
Illinois98
New York99
North Carolina103
West Virginia103
Vermont104
Alaska112
Arkansas116
Arizona117
Colorado117
Kentucky119
Nevada119
Idaho120
Montana125
Oklahoma127
Tennessee133
South Carolina135
Florida138
Alabama145
Wyoming159
California161
Georgia177
District of Columbia188
Texas211
New Mexico219
Mississippi226

Even more about Cole


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Cole a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Cole?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2002
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Cole
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 437
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1912
2012 births +3,752

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