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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Colson

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  • A submission from Australia says the name Colson means "People's victory Dark Triumphant" and is of Arabic origin.
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International Interest

From Coll +‎ -son.

  1. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Colson

Colson Whitehead is a writer. Colson was born on November 6th, 1969.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Colson

Charles Colson was a lawyer, prisoner, author, activist, marine, blogger, and united states marine corps. His career lasted from 1969 to 1973. Charles was born on October 16th, 1931 in Boston. He died on April 21st, 2012.


Christian Colson is a producer. He has been prominent since 2005. Christian was born on September 15th, 1968 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Kevin Colson is a stage actor, film, and television actor. He was most prominent from 1960 to present. Kevin was born on August 28th, 1937.


Jaime Colson was a in the fields of painting, poetry, and playwright. Jaime was born in 1901 in Puerto Plata (city). He died on November 20th, 1975.


Greg Colson is a in the fields of painting, sculpture, drawing, and printmaking. Greg was born Greg Colson in 1956 in Seattle.



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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1924 5 0 5
1935 5 0 5
1985 5 0 5
1987 6 0 6
1988 6 0 6
1989 12 0 12
1990 10 0 10
1991 10 0 10
1992 13 0 13
1993 20 0 20
1994 19 0 19
1995 9 0 9
1996 27 0 27
1997 35 0 35
1998 42 0 42
1999 47 0 47
2000 53 0 53
2001 96 0 96
2002 61 0 61
2003 76 0 76
2004 97 0 97
2005 87 0 87
2006 95 0 95
2007 132 0 132
2008 131 0 131
2009 122 0 122
2010 151 0 151
2011 178 0 178
2012 145 0 145
2013 153 0 153
2014 144 0 144
2015 170 0 170
2016 186 0 186
2017 321 0 321
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Colson

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Colson as a first name

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Popularity of Colson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Colson U.S.
  White 77.02% 64.26%
  African American 17.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Colson

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

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Fun Facts about the name Colson

  • How Popular is the name Colson? Colson is the 5,623rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Colson was the 3,666th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Colson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,669 babies born with the first name Colson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Colson to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Colson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1924 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Colson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Colson is Tuesday, January 10th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Colson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Colson was in 2017 with a total of 321 babies.
  • Random Colson Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Colson is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Colson: Your name in reverse order is Nosloc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oolcns. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Colson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,710 people with the last name Colson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Colson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Colson as their last name.

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