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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Co"bra
See Copra.
noun Co"bra
The cobra de capello.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood

Borrowing from Portuguese cobra, from Latin colubra (“snake”).

  1. Any of various venomous snakes of the family Elapidae.

cobra was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Dutch, French, Galician, Irish, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Welsh

Notable Persons Named Cobra

Cobra is a comics character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Cobra

Mad Cobra is a dancehall and reggae fusion musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1989. Mad was given the name Ewart Everton Brown on March 31st, 1968 in Kingston, Jamaica.


Cobra is a comics character.


DJ Cobra is a house music, electronic music, dance music, hip hop music, and turntablism record producer and disc jockey. He plays Keyboard instrument, Turntablism, Sampler (musical instrument), and Synthesizer. His career lasted from 1998 to 1998. DJ was given the name Andrew Grant Bagg on June 8th, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, United states.


Enrique Cobra is an athlete for the Quinara FC.


Fun Facts about the name Cobra

  • How Popular is the name Cobra? Cobra is the 61,913th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cobra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20 babies born with the first name Cobra in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cobra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cobra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cobra is Wednesday, July 3rd, 1907.
  • What year had the most people named Cobra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cobra was in 2000 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cobra: Your name in reverse order is Arboc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oacrb. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.