National Cole Day is annually celebrated on November 28. The day provides an avenue for people to celebrate and appreciate all the Coles in the world, track back the origin of the name, its meaning, variations, and nicknames, and uncover some interesting facts about it. ‘Cole’ was originally used as an English surname but is now also used today as a given name and means ‘swarthy,’ ‘coal-black,’ and ‘charcoal.’ It has become so popular that we have a lot of accomplished Coles in the world today.
History of National Cole Day
National Cole Day is an event hosted to celebrate and appreciate every individual named Cole. It is about increasing awareness of the name, its distinctiveness, and its root. Cole is a masculine name of English origin meaning ‘Swarthy, black coal.’’ It is also of Greek origin meaning ‘victorious people.’ It is derived either from a medieval short form of Nicholas or the nickname ‘Cola.’ The name is common in England, Wales, the United States, New Zealand, Canada, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
Famous bearers of the name include Cole Albert Porter. Porter was an American songwriter and composer. In 1948, his most successful record ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ won the first Tony Award for Best Musical. Cole Kenneth Hauser, born in 1975, is an American actor best known for movies such as “Olympus Has Fallen” and “Tigerland.” In 2003, he won the Young Hollywood Award. Colbert Michael Hamels nicknamed “Hollywood,” born December 27, was an American professional baseball pitcher. In 2008, he won the World Series Most Valuable Player Award. Cole Hen, also called King Cole, is a legend since the Middle Ages and a prominent figure in Welsh literature. He is a fourth-century leader in Roman and Sub-Roman Britain and ancestral forefather of several kingly lines. Thomas Jeffrey Cole is an American politician who in 2022 became the longest-serving Native American in the history of the U.S. Congress. The English footballer, Ashley Cole, born in 1980 was a former left-back defender for England. In the 2011 to 2012 season, he won the U.E.F.A. Champions League.
Colby and Coley are possible nicknames for Cole and its variations include Nicolas, Nikolaus, Nikolie, Nicola, Nicolo, and others. According to Social Security Administration data, Cole held a spot in the top 100 names from 2000 to 2011 but began to decline recently. However, despite its poor performance on the list, it remains in the top 150.
National Cole Day timeline
Musician, Cole Porter, wins the first Tony Award for Best Musical for his record ‘Kiss Me, Kate.’
The iconic English left-back defender is born.
Cole Kenneth Hauser wins the Young Hollywood Award.
American politician, Cole, becomes the longest-serving Native American in the American Congress.
National Cole Day FAQs
What does Cole mean in Latin?
From Latin ‘caulis,’ Cole means ‘cabbage.’
What is the biblical meaning of the name Cole?
The biblical meaning of the name Cole is ‘victory.’
Is Cole a biblical name?
Cole is not a biblical name.
National Cole Day Activities
Celebrate the Coles
Celebrate all the Coles in the world either by sharing on social media or any means of reaching out to them. It’s a nice gesture, that will be appreciated.
Name someone or something precious after the name Cole. It could be a pet, child, or even a thing.
Watch or listen to Cole Characters
Watch movies, sports, and music by any person with the name 'Cole.' You’ve got tons to choose from!
5 Interesting Facts About Cole
Has an alternative but dissimilar spelling
'Kohl' is the German variation of the name 'Cole.'
It is associated with dark or black
The name is driven from charcoal or used to describe people living in a dark region.
An addition to Mortal Kombat
Cole Young is a new character introduced into the fictional movie “Mortal Kombat.”
Only Cole to win champions league
Ashley Cole is the only Cole to have won the champions league and the best Cole defender in football.
The richest of all Coles
J. Cole, an American hip hop artist, songwriter, and record producer is the richest of all Cole bearers with a net worth of $60 million.
Why We Love National Cole Day
Activities on this day are accompanied by so much fun and excitement, especially for the Coles. See what you can do to brighten up the day!
It strengthens ties
The day involves the tradition of sharing love to and appreciating all the Coles, strengthening the relationship between people. One of the most important things in life is human companionship.
It is memorable
People get to remember the Coles who have contributed to society and those who are still giving their best. See what you can do on this day to remember a Cole.
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