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Transferred use of the surname, itself derived from a medieval given name which may be a reduced form of Nicholas or represent a survival into Middle English of the Old English byname Cola ‘swarthy, coal-black’, from col ‘charcoal’. As a given name, it is associated with the songwriter Cole Porter (1893–1964) and has enjoyed a degree of popularity in recent times.
1,181st in the U.S.

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Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
32,225
to be exact
104,845
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
North Dakota
has the most people named Cole per capita
2002
marked the height of its popularity
0.01%
99.99%
0.08%
55+
2%
30-54
17%
13-29
80%
0-12

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