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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Colgan

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Alt. Meaning

C is for charm, the undeniable you.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

G is for glisten, a sparkle in your eye.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

N is for nifty, how neat!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Colgan

Jenny T. Colgan is a chick lit writer. Her ongoing career started in 2000. Jenny was born in 1972 in Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. Jenny is also known as Colgan and J. T..


Nick Colgan is a soccer player for the Huddersfield Town A.F.C., Drogheda United F.C., Chelsea F.C., Crewe Alexandra F.C., Grimsby Town F.C., Millwall F.C., Brentford F.C., Reading F.C., A.F.C. Bournemouth, Hibernian F.C., Stockport County F.C., Barnsley F.C., Dundee United F.C., and Ipswich Town. Nick was born on September 19th, 1973 in Drogheda.


Charles J. Colgan is an of the Senate of Virginia, President pro tempore, of theSenate of Virginia, and President pro tempore of the Senate of Virginia. His military service ended in 1950. Charles was given the name Charles Joseph Colgan on September 25th, 1926 in Frostburg, Maryland.



Stevyn Colgan is a trivia and illustration author. Stevyn was given the name Stephen Mark Colgan on August 11th, 1961.


John was born in 1592 in Carndonagh. He passed away on January 15th, 1658.


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Popularity of Colgan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Colgan U.S.
  White 95.51% 64.26%
  African American 0.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.41% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.96% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Colgan

People with the last name Colgan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Colgan

  • How Popular is the name Colgan? Colgan is the 67,050th most popular name of all time. As a last name Colgan was the 8,965th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Colgan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15 babies born with the first name Colgan in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Colgan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2002 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Colgan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Colgan is Monday, August 11th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Colgan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Colgan was in 2002 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Colgan: Your name in reverse order is Nagloc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Gaolcn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Colgan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,651 people with the last name Colgan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Colgan? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Colgan as their last name.

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