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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States songwriter and playwright famous for his patriotic songs (1878-1942)

Notable Persons Named Cohan

Cohan Morris is a sports team member for the Sydney Olympic FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Cohan

Lauren Cohan is an actress and model. She was most active from 2005 to present. Lauren was born on January 7th, 1982 in United States.


George M. Cohan was an entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer, producer, and theatrical producer. George was given the name George Michael Cohan on July 3rd, 1878 in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. He left this life on November 5th, 1942.


William David Cohan is a previously:, mergers, acquisitions, business journalism, investment banking, financial journalist, and banker. William was born on February 20th, 1960 in Worcester, Massachusetts.


Mary was born in 1909. She breathed her last breath in 1983.


Helen was born on September 13th, 1910 in New York City. She left this life on September 14th, 1996.


Martin was born on July 4th, 1932. He died on May 19th, 2010.


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Popularity of Cohan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cohan U.S.
  White 93.02% 64.26%
  African American 0.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.02% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cohan

People with the last name Cohan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cohan

  • How Popular is the name Cohan? Cohan is the 27,964th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cohan was the 12,500th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cohan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 184 babies born with the first name Cohan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cohan to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cohan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2003 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cohan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cohan is Wednesday, December 24th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Cohan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cohan was in 2014 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cohan: Your name in reverse order is Nahoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aocnh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cohan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,480 people with the last name Cohan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cohan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cohan as their last name since less than 1 person in 119k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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