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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Coltrane

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Alt. Meaning

C is for charm, the undeniable you.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

T is for time, you give to friends.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

A is for aspirations, many to be attained

N is for nifty, how neat!

E is for explorer, always ready for the next journey

Notable Persons Named Coltrane


Notable Persons With the Last Name Coltrane

John Coltrane was an avant-garde jazz, hard bop, post-bop, modal jazz, and free jazz musician. He plays Tenor, soprano, alto saxophone, Tenor saxophone, and Soprano saxophone. He holds the title 'Giant Steps' and 'In a Sentimental Mood'. His most notable accomplishments were from 1946 to 1967. John was given the name John William Coltrane on September 23rd, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina, U.S. John is also known as Trane". He left this life on July 17th, 1967.


Robbie Coltrane is an actor, author, and comedian. He was most prominent from 1979 to present. Robbie was given the name Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30th, 1950 in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.


He has been prominent since 2002. Ellar was given the name Ellar Coltrane Kinney Salmon on August 27th, 1994 in Austin, Texas. Ellar is also known as Salmon and Ellar Coltrane Kinney.


Alice Coltrane was a jazz and avant-garde jazz musician. Her career lasted from 1962 to 1962. Alice was given the name Alice McLeod on August 27th, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. She left this life on January 12th, 2007.


Ravi Coltrane is a jazz and post-bop musician, composer, bandleader, and record producer. He plays Tenor saxophone, Soprano saxophone, and Clarinet. He has had major accomplishments since 1991. Ravi was born on August 6th, 1965.


David S. Coltrane was a 14 and North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture. He has had major accomplishments since 1948. David was born on July 27th, 1893 in Randolph County, North Carolina. David is also known as Coltrane and David Stanton (full name). He passed away in 1968.


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Popularity of Coltrane as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Coltrane U.S.
  White 74.35% 64.26%
  African American 21.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Coltrane

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

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Fun Facts about the name Coltrane

  • How Popular is the name Coltrane? Coltrane is the 22,184th most popular name of all time. As a last name Coltrane was the 22,809th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Coltrane have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 290 babies born with the first name Coltrane in the United States. That's more than enough people named Coltrane to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Coltrane? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1997 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Coltrane first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Coltrane is Friday, February 15th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Coltrane born? The highest recorded use of the first name Coltrane was in 2009 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Random Coltrane Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Coltrane is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Coltrane: Your name in reverse order is Enartloc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tenaoclr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Coltrane? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,123 people with the last name Coltrane.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Coltrane? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Coltrane as their last name since less than 1 person in 263k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
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