Colonel - Meaning of Colonel

What does Colonel mean?

[ 2 syll. co-lo-nel, col-on-el ] The baby boy name Colonel is pronounced as K-ERNah-L †. Colonel is used mostly in English and it is of Italian origin. The name Colonel means column.

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Colonel is unusual as a baby boy name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1901 with 0.008% of baby boys being named Colonel. It had a ranking of #737 then. The baby name has slipped in popularity since then, and is currently used on an infrequent scale. Among all boy names in its family, Colonel was nevertheless the most popular in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Colonel include Carmeley, Carmely, Carnelle, Corneil, Corneille (French), Cornel (English, German, and Romanian), Cornell (English and French), Cornelle (English), Cranlea, Cranlee, Cranley, Cranli, Cranlie, Cranly, Cromwell (English), Cromwil, Cromwill, Cromwyl, Cromwyll, and Karmel.

† Pronunciation for Colonel: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"

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