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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Colter

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Col"ter
A knife or cutter, attached to the beam of a plow to cut the sward, in advance of the plowshare and moldboard.

Etymology: AS. culter, fr. L. culter plowshare, knife. Cf. Cutlass

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  1. A sharp steel wedge that precedes the plow and cuts vertically through the soil
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From Old English culter, from Latin culter (“a knife”)

  1. A knife or cutter attached to the beam of a plow to cut the sward, in advance of the plowshare and moldboard.
  2. The part of a seed drill that makes the furrow for the seed.

Notable Persons Named Colter

Colter was born in 1975.

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Colter Bean is a baseball player. Colter was born on January 16th, 1977 in Anniston, Alabama.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Colter

Mike was born on August 26th, 1976 in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Jessi Colter is a country music and outlaw country singer-songwriter. She plays Piano and Vocals. She was most active from 1970 to 1970. Jessi was given the name Miriam Johnson on May 25th, 1943 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

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Kain Colter is an athlete for the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams. Kain was born on October 3rd, 1990 in Denver.

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Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter was an architect. Mary was born on April 4th, 1869 in Pittsburgh. She breathed her last breath on January 8th, 1958.

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Steve Colter is a basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers, Omaha Racers, Shell Rimula X, KK Split, Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Wizards, Sacramento Kings, and Cleveland Cavaliers. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to 1995. Steve was born on July 24th, 1962 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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George was born in 1840. He passed away on November 17th, 1915.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1971 6 0 6
1972 5 0 5
1973 5 0 5
1976 10 0 10
1977 20 0 20
1978 25 0 25
1979 25 0 25
1980 31 0 31
1981 34 0 34
1982 56 0 56
1983 56 0 56
1984 63 0 63
1985 65 0 65
1986 59 0 59
1987 75 0 75
1988 69 0 69
1989 72 0 72
1990 82 0 82
1991 98 0 98
1992 118 0 118
1993 103 0 103
1994 89 0 89
1995 105 0 105
1996 92 0 92
1997 91 0 91
1998 90 0 90
1999 96 0 96
2000 82 0 82
2001 79 0 79
2002 101 0 101
2003 103 0 103
2004 109 0 109
2005 102 0 102
2006 119 0 119
2007 124 0 124
2008 140 0 140
2009 163 0 163
2010 130 0 130
2011 150 0 150
2012 150 0 150
2013 140 0 140
2014 162 0 162
2015 142 0 142
2016 131 0 131
2017 142 0 142

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Popularity of Colter as a first name

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Popularity of Colter as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Colter U.S.
  White 56.76% 64.26%
  African American 35.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.78% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.97% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Colter

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

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Fun Facts about the name Colter

  • How Popular is the name Colter? Colter is the 4,419th most popular name of all time. As a last name Colter was the 8,843rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Colter have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,909 babies born with the first name Colter in the United States. That's more than enough people named Colter to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Colter? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Colter first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Colter is Tuesday, June 28th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Colter born? The highest recorded use of the first name Colter was in 2009 with a total of 163 babies.
  • Random Colter Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Colter ranks 75th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Montana. Imagine that, 18 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Colter: Your name in reverse order is Retloc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elorct. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Colter? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,705 people with the last name Colter.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Colter? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Colter as their last name.

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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