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Gender: Male Meaning of Coleman: "servant of Nicholas" Origin of Coleman: English Coleman's Popularity in 2017: #873

The name Coleman is a boy's name of English origin meaning "servant of Nicholas". Coleman is ranked #873 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Jazz Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (with careers!)".

From the experts:

The name of three hundred saints, a mustard, and your own baby boy. Coleman was off the US Top 1000 list for much of the 1960s and 1970s, but it was a mainstay before and has been since. It makes for an easy family name due to its status as common surname and its modern nickname Cole.

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Famous People Named Coleman

Coleman Randolph Hawkins, American jazz saxophonist
Coleman Alexander Young, American politician, first black mayor of Detroit
Coleman Livingston Blease, U.S. senator and governor of South Carolina
Coleman Barks, American poet
Coleman Hell, Canadian singer-songwriter
Thomas Coleman "Cole" Younger, an American Confederate guerrilla; later a member of the James-Younger gang
Robert Coleman Richardson, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics
Gary Wayne Coleman, American actor
Dabney Wharton Coleman, American actor
Sidney Coleman, American theoretical physicist

Pop Culture References for the name Coleman

Coleman, manufacturer of camping gear
Coleman Galloway, character on TV's "The Jersey"
Coleman Carlisle, character on TV's "Nashville"
Coleman Reese, character in the movie "The Dark Knight"

Kohlman, Colman, Kolman

Coleman's International Variations

Columbano (Italian) Kálmán (Hungarian) Colombain (French)


csd267 Says:


Love Coleman! What is Coleman mustard?....

lesliemarion Says:


Reminiscent of canoes and lanterns -- I love it.