Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Kolten

Kolten is an Americanized respelling of Colton which started out as an English surname derived from a place name. The name Colton comes from the Olde English words “col” (meaning charcoal) and “tūn” (meaning town or settlement) to identify a person who dwelled in or near a town where coal was produced. The surname is also associated with a medieval nickname for a swarthy person (so called “Cola”). Swarthy generally described a dark, weather-beaten complexion, so it doesn’t have quite the same negative connotations we might think of today. Originating as a place name, Colton is a district east of Leeds first recorded in the Domesday Book in 1085. It was so named for the abundance of coal found in the area; either that, or for the farmer called “Cola” (swarthy guy) who owned much of the land. Once Colton became popularized as a given name in America around the 1980s, other variations of the name began to emerge. Kolten is another example of one such Americanized respelling of Colton.

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Personality

OF THE BOY NAME KOLTEN

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME KOLTEN

Due to the rising popularity of the boy’s name Colton in America starting in the early 1980s, other spelling variations began to emerge on the charts. Kolten showed up in 2008 and has so far shown growth in usage. Kolten is nowhere near as popular as Colton (currently a Top 100 favorite), but he is representative of the American parent’s penchant for spelling alterations. Kolten is one of those phonetic renderings of a more traditional name but looks a little clunky and, dare we say, swarthier. It doesn’t quite convey the same country-and-western feel one gets with Colton.

Quick Facts

ON KOLTEN

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

828

PRONUNCIATION:

KOHL-tən

SIMPLE MEANING:

Coal town; also swarthy, weathered complexion

Characteristics

OF KOLTEN

Freedom-loving

Adventurous

Adaptable

Intellectual

Easygoing

Progressive

Sensual

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