Kolfinna

Kolfinna is an Ancient Scandinavian female name, the feminine for of Kolfinnr, made up of Old Norse elements kol (coal) and finnr (Finn, Sámi). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Kolfinnr (Ancient Scandinavian)  

Colton

Colton comes from an English surname name, originally used as a location name for someone who came from a place called Colton. It’s made up from Old English cola meaning “coal, charcoal” and tun (settlement; enclosure). Nicknames: Col, Colt Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kolton (English) Kolten (English) Colten (English)  

Coleman

Coleman comes from an English and Irish surname, the anglicized form of Irish Colmán, a diminutive form of Colm “dove” essentially meaning “little dove”. Colm comes from Latin columba (dove, pigeon) derived form Ancient Greek kolumbos (diver). As an English surname, it comes from an occupational name for someone who was a coal man or for a servant…

Colby

Colby comes from an English surname via a locational name meaning “coal town” made up from Old Norse kol (coal) and býr (town, farm, settlement). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kolby (English) Colbie (English) Kolbie (English)  

Cole

Cole comes from an English surname from Old English Cola via col meaning “black, charcoal”, originally a descriptive name for someone who had a swarthy appearance. It comes from Proto-Germanic *kulą (coal) derived from PIE root *ǵwelH- (to burn; to shine). Cole is also a shortened form of Nicholas meaning “victory of the people” coming from Ancient Greek Nikolaos made up from nike (victory) and laos (people), both…

Sumi

Sumi is a Korean female name with a variety of meanings. It’s written with the hangul 수미: 수 (秀) su “excellent, outstanding; elegant, graceful” + 미 (美) mi “beauty, beautiful”; 수 (守) su “defend, protect, guard” + 미 (美) mi “beauty, beautiful” There are likely other meanings. Sumi is also a Japanese female name also with a variety of…

Colbert

Colbert comes from a French Norman surname derived from a Germanic personal name of uncertain meaning. While the second element comes from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz (bright, shining) from a PIE source, the first element is confusing. I’ve seen it listed as possibly being derived from Old English cōl (cool) via Proto-Germanic *kōlaz (cool) from PIE root *gel- (cold; to freeze). It may also be…