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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Coulson

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  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Coulson is of English origin and means "A given name dating back to the time of william the conqueror, which was given to coal miners as the name means son of coal".

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From Cole +‎ -son.

  1. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Coulson

Coulson Norman Mitchell is a military person.


Coulson was born on August 10th, 1906. He breathed his last breath on January 21st, 1989.


Coulson was born on September 19th, 1774. He passed away on August 31st, 1807.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Coulson

Phil Coulson is an s.h.i.e.l.d. agent and s.h.i.e.l.d.


Christian Coulson is an actor, director, photographer, and author. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Christian was born on October 3rd, 1978 in Manchester, England, UK.


Catherine E. Coulson was an actor and actress. Catherine was given the name Catherine Elizabeth Coulson on October 22nd, 1943 in Elmhurst, Illinois. She left this life on September 28th, 2015.


Andy Coulson is a Downing StreetDirector of Communications, Downing Street, and Director of communications. Andy was given the name Andrew Edward Coulson on January 21st, 1968 in Billericay, Essex, England.


Sam Coulson is a blues and progressive rock musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2007. Sam was born on February 9th, 1987 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England.


Lindsey was born Lindsey Coulson in 1960 in London.


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Popularity of Coulson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Coulson U.S.
  White 90.90% 64.26%
  African American 2.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.93% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Coulson

People with the last name Coulson are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Coulson

  • How Popular is the name Coulson? Coulson is the 22,993rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Coulson was the 6,792nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Coulson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 271 babies born with the first name Coulson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Coulson 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 Coulson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1995 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Coulson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Coulson is Friday, August 7th, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Coulson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Coulson was in 2015 with a total of 48 babies.
  • Random Coulson Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Coulson is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Coulson: Your name in reverse order is Nosluoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nlsocuo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Coulson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,966 people with the last name Coulson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Coulson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Coulson 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).
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