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The name Cole is of Old English origin, and means black.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Cole has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Cole
Use of the Name Cole for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
74,192 74,073 71,659 51,613 29,125 11,452 5,571
The table below indicates the number of times the name Cole has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Cole first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1886, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Cole
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18868606  
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195199650  
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195493263  
195594962  
195694762  
195788873  
195888073  
195991969  
196089871  
196177798  
196283483  
196394863  
196495564  
196591166  
1966    
196799353  
196886769  
196984782  
197081698  
197181498  
1972687136  
1973627158  
1974594180  
1975664155  
1976695142  
1977676156  
1978693146  
1979681157  
1980524267  
1981483297  
1982265806  
19832091,112  
19842011,163  
19852041,185  
19862211,065  
19872331,001  
1988259902  
1989270910  
19902481,096  
19911621,973  
19921432,309  
19931302,658  
19941113,302  
19951183,146  
19961063,739  
1997725,157  
1998775,140  
1999755,306  
2000715,917  
2001745,730  
2002696,026  
2003695,881  
2004755,571  
Totals:  74,192 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Cole as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Cole appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 52 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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