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Swarthy, weather-beaten complexion
Etymology & Historical Origin - Kole
Kole is an Americanized respelling of Cole. The name Cole comes from an English, Irish and occasionally Scottish surname which itself originated as a personal name. There are two schools of thought on how the name was given in the first place. The primary belief is that the name Cole comes from a Middle English nickname “Cola” (meaning swarthy, coal-black). In medieval times, the word “swarthy” essentially described a dark, weather-beaten complexion, so it doesn’t have quite the same negative connotations we might think of today. For instance, the byname may have been used to describe a Dane or an Anglo-Saxon. On the other hand, Cole is sometimes considered a reduced form of the name Nicholas (from ancient Greek origins meaning “people of victory”). So is it swarthy people or victorious people? Hard to say for sure. We do know that 'Cola' and 'Cole' personal names date back to the Domesday Book of 1086 (Middle Ages), and the surname followed some seventy years later. The first recorded spelling of the family name Cole was dated in the 12th century (over 800 years ago). Today, the given name Cole is considerably popular in the United States, Canada and Scotland. The Kole spelling with a “K” is standard American fare.
Popularity of the Name Kole
Kole made his debut on the American male naming charts in 1993, following the increased usage of Cole. Once American parents see these “C” names gain popularity, they just love to put their kitschy and quasi-unique “K” stamp on them (just consider Kris Kardashian naming her daughters Kourtney and Khloe). Kute? We’ll let you be the one to decide. Kreative? Not so much anymore. Kole is just a so-so name which hasn’t done a whole lot on the charts. He’s only risen to levels of low usage while the more traditional Cole has soared to the top. As a result, kids named Kole will have to go through life saying (over and over again): “Kole. That’s Cole with a K.” This can become a tiring nuisance so think before you arbitrarily play around with the spelling of your child’s name. He’s the one that has to live with it; not you. In any case, Kole is a less egregious Americanized spelling of a name compared with some others we see out there. In all honesty, though, Kole looks more “swarthy” than the more traditional Cole.
Popularity of the Boy Name Kole
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Kole
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Kole
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Popular Songs on Kole
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Kole
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Famous People Named Kole
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Children of Famous People Named Kole
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Kole - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Kole
The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.
Variations of the Baby Name - Kole