Coleman

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16k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Coleman

"Coleman" is a name of English origin, and it means "Dove/Charcoal burner". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A patronymic surname​ derived from the given name Colman.
  2. An occupational surname​ for a coal man, who burnt coal.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surnames.
  4. A city in Florida
  5. A city in Michigan
  6. A community in Prince Edward Island, Canada
  7. A city and a county in Texas
  8. A village in Wisconsin

Notable Persons Named Coleman

Coleman Hawkins was a swing music and bebop musician. He plays Tenor saxophone, Bass saxophone, and Clarinet. His most notable accomplishments were from 1921 to 1969. Coleman was given the name Coleman Randolph Hawkins on November 21st, 1904 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He passed away on May 19th, 1969.

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Coleman Hell is an alternative dance, indie pop, folktronica, and electronic dance music musician. He plays Vocals, keyboards, programming, and Programming (music). He has been prominent since 2012. Coleman was born in Thunder Bay.

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Coleman A. Young was a Mayor of Detroit, Michigan, Member of the Michigan State Senate, and Member of theMichigan State Senate. His military service ended in 1946. Coleman was born on May 24th, 1918 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He breathed his last breath on November 29th, 1997.

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Coleman Barks is an american poetry poet. Coleman was given the name Coleman Bryan Barks on April 23rd, 1937 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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He was most prominent from 1948 to 1973. Coleman was given the name Coleman C. Francis on January 24th, 1919 in Oklahoma, U.S. Coleman is also known as C. Francis, Colman Francis, and Coley. He died on January 15th, 1973.

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Coleman was given the name Joel Loving (later changed to Coleman Alexander Young Jr.) in 1984 in Royal Oak, Michigan.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Coleman

Zendaya is an actress, singer, dancer, and model. She has been prominent since 2009. Zendaya was given the name Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman on September 1st, 1996 in Oakland, California, United States.

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Jenna Coleman is an actress. She was most active from 2005 to present. Jenna was given the name Jenna-Louise Coleman on April 27th, 1986 in Blackpool.

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Chris Coleman is a soccer player for the Wales national football team, Manchester City F.C. Reserves, Academy, Manchester City F.C., Swansea City A.F.C., Crystal Palace F.C., Blackburn Rovers F.C., and Fulham F.C. Chris was born on June 10th, 1970 in Swansea, Wales.

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Gary Coleman was an actor, voice artist, and comedian. He was most prominent from 1974 to 2010. Gary was given the name Gary Wayne Coleman on February 8th, 1968 in Zion, Illinois. He left this life on May 28th, 2010.

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Ronnie Coleman is a bodybuilder. Ronnie was born on May 13th, 1964 in Bastrop, Louisiana.

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Big L was a hip hop music rapping. He plays Vocals. He holds the title Ebonics". His career lasted from 1991 to 1999. Big was given the name Lamont Coleman . Big is also known as Corleone and Mr. MVP. He passed away on February 15th, 1999.

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How popular is the baby name Coleman in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 12 0 12
1881 16 0 16
1882 18 0 18
1883 12 0 12
1884 14 0 14
1885 17 0 17
1886 11 0 11
1887 18 0 18
1888 17 0 17
1889 12 0 12
1890 15 0 15
1891 16 0 16
1892 21 0 21
1893 20 0 20
1894 14 0 14
1895 12 0 12
1896 18 0 18
1897 25 0 25
1898 19 0 19
1899 9 0 9
1900 26 0 26
1901 19 0 19
1902 17 0 17
1903 28 0 28
1904 28 0 28
1905 21 0 21
1906 15 0 15
1907 24 0 24
1908 21 0 21
1909 38 0 38
1910 40 0 40
1911 36 0 36
1912 69 0 69
1913 75 0 75
1914 102 0 102
1915 116 0 116
1916 120 0 120
1917 110 0 110
1918 133 0 133
1919 130 0 130
1920 112 0 112
1921 146 0 146
1922 112 0 112
1923 122 0 122
1924 107 0 107
1925 126 0 126
1926 130 0 130
1927 115 0 115
1928 108 0 108
1929 118 0 118
1930 108 0 108
1931 87 0 87
1932 92 0 92
1933 77 0 77
1934 116 0 116
1935 73 0 73
1936 93 0 93
1937 85 5 80
1938 89 0 89
1939 81 0 81
1940 88 0 88
1941 86 0 86
1942 68 0 68
1943 95 0 95
1944 85 0 85
1945 72 0 72
1946 94 0 94
1947 114 0 114
1948 103 0 103
1949 96 0 96
1950 89 0 89
1951 93 0 93
1952 82 0 82
1953 80 0 80
1954 87 0 87
1955 70 0 70
1956 98 0 98
1957 78 0 78
1958 75 0 75
1959 65 0 65
1960 65 0 65
1961 72 0 72
1962 75 0 75
1963 52 0 52
1964 53 0 53
1965 54 0 54
1966 45 0 45
1967 45 0 45
1968 67 0 67
1969 59 0 59
1970 52 0 52
1971 44 0 44
1972 47 0 47
1973 47 0 47
1974 59 0 59
1975 58 0 58
1976 48 0 48
1977 43 0 43
1978 63 0 63
1979 75 0 75
1980 76 0 76
1981 91 0 91
1982 122 0 122
1983 123 0 123
1984 120 0 120
1985 140 0 140
1986 150 0 150
1987 172 0 172
1988 137 0 137
1989 152 7 145
1990 166 0 166
1991 195 0 195
1992 254 0 254
1993 284 0 284
1994 303 0 303
1995 340 0 340
1996 344 0 344
1997 421 0 421
1998 391 0 391
1999 359 5 354
2000 388 0 388
2001 369 0 369
2002 399 0 399
2003 368 0 368
2004 331 0 331
2005 363 0 363
2006 347 0 347
2007 349 0 349
2008 306 0 306
2009 276 0 276
2010 273 0 273
2011 228 7 221
2012 256 0 256
2013 252 0 252
2014 227 5 222
2015 250 0 250
2016 211 0 211

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Popularity of Coleman as a first name

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Popularity of Coleman as a last name

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Common last names for Coleman

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Miller
  • Connolly
  • Mcdonough
  • Clark
  • Taylor
  • Young
  • King

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Coleman U.S.
  White 49.43% 64.26%
  African American 44.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.53% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Coleman

People with the last name Coleman are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Coleman

  • How Popular is the name Coleman? Coleman is the 1,871st most popular name of all time. As a last name Coleman was the 107th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Coleman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,955 babies born with the first name Coleman in the United States. That's more than enough people named Coleman to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Coleman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Coleman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Coleman is Friday, January 1st, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Coleman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Coleman was in 1997 with a total of 421 babies.
  • Random Coleman Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Coleman is not a popular baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Coleman: Your name in reverse order is Nameloc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mocnael. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Coleman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 219,070 people with the last name Coleman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Coleman? Coleman was ranked as the 107th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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