Boy Baby Name

Colten

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Quick Facts on Colten

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • American, English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 443
Pronunciation:
KOHL-tәn
Simple meaning:
Coal town or Swarthy, dark, weather-beaten complexion

Characteristics of Colten

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Colten

Colten is a more modern Americanized respelling of Colton. Colton originated as an English surname from a place name. The name Colton is thought to be derived from the Olde English words “col” (meaning ‘charcoal’) and “tūn” (meaning ‘town, settlement’) to signify a town where coal was produced. Predating the surname was the nickname “Cola” used for a ‘swarthy person’. While that sound rather unpleasant, swarthy was more of an adjective to describe a dark, weather-beaten complexion, so it doesn’t have quite the same negative connotations we might think of today. Originating as a place name, Colton is a district east of Leeds first recorded in the Domesday Book in 1085. It was so named for the abundance of coal found in the area; either that, or for the farmer called “Cola” (swarthy guy) who owned much of the land. As a masculine given name, Colton became popularized in North America (mainly used in the United States and Canada). The respelling of Colten (with an “e”) is more distinct to the U.S.

Popularity of the Name Colten

Colten followed his more popular brother, Colton, onto the American male naming charts first appearing in 1988 (Colton debuted in 1982). As the years persisted into this new century, Colten has basically shadowed the success of Colton (which is now on the Top 100 list of most commonly used boy names). Due to the popularity of Colton, other variations of the name have cropped up on the charts (Colten, Kolton and Kolten). American parents are famous for changing the spellings of names to suit their own particular preference. Colten with an “e” may seem more phonetically appealing to some (although really, all these names are pronounced the same way). More than 75% of parents who like this name will use the traditional spelling of Colton, while about 10% will use Colten for their sons. In all cases, this name has a rugged, rough-and-tumble quality. It’s one of those names that is just “All American”.
Popularity of the Boy Name Colten
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Personality of the Boy Name Colten

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

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