The name Cole is a boy's name of English origin meaning "swarthy, coal black". Cole is ranked #118 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Artistic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover name game: from one gender to the other".
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Cole -- a short name that embodies a lot of richness and depth -- has long been associated with the great songwriter Cole Porter. It's quite popular in Scotland.
Old King Cole -- which refers to a real British king -- is familiar to all kids. Cole was the name of the child in The Sixth Sense and was also the name of -- sorry -- the notorious outlaw Cole Younger, who was born Thomas Coleman.
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