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 "Over the Years (dice CAF) - Round 2".
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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.