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Cohen

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12k
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since 1880
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89k
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cohen

"Cohen" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Priest". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From Hebrew כֹּהֵן (kohén, “cohen”).

  1. A surname​. The most popular Jewish surname.

Notable Persons Named Cohen

Cohen was born in 1887. He left this life in 1957.

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Cohen Griffith is a soccer player for the Bath City F.C., Wigston Fields F.C., Houghton Rangers F.C., Leicester United F.C., Kettering Town F.C., Cardiff City F.C., Barry Town United F.C., Weston-super-Mare A.F.C., Merthyr Tydfil F.C., and Rhayader Town F.C. Cohen was born on December 26th, 1962 in Georgetown, Guyana.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen is a character comedy, black comedy, cringe comedy, physical comedy, and satire comedian. Sacha was given the name Sacha Noam Baron Cohen on October 13th, 1971 in Hammersmith, London, England.

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Leonard Cohen is a folk music, folk rock, soft rock, and spoken word musician. His ongoing career started in 1956. Leonard was given the name Leonard Norman Cohen on September 21st, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec, Canada.

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Cass was given the name Ellen Naomi Cohen on September 19th, 1941 in Baltimore. She passed away on July 29th, 1974.

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Rodney Dangerfield was a stand-up comedian and actor. He was most prominent from 1940 to 1949. Rodney was given the name Jacob Rodney Cohen on November 22nd, 1921 in Deer Park, New York, U.S. He left this life on October 5th, 2004.

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Emory Cohen is an actor. He has been prominent since 2008. Emory was given the name Emory Isaac Cohen on March 13th, 1990 in Manhattan.

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Mickey Cohen was a mobster. He holds the title King of Los Angeles". Mickey was given the name Meyer Harris Cohen on September 4th, 1913 in Brooklyn. He passed away on July 29th, 1976.

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How popular is the baby name Cohen in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 5 0 5
1913 6 0 6
1917 9 0 9
1918 6 0 6
1919 9 0 9
1920 8 0 8
1921 10 0 10
1922 13 0 13
1923 5 0 5
1925 12 0 12
1926 8 0 8
1928 5 0 5
1931 5 0 5
1939 5 0 5
1943 5 0 5
1945 7 0 7
1948 5 0 5
1949 5 0 5
1956 5 0 5
1957 5 0 5
1962 5 0 5
1978 6 0 6
1979 8 0 8
1981 5 0 5
1983 8 0 8
1984 6 0 6
1988 13 0 13
1989 8 0 8
1990 10 0 10
1991 16 0 16
1992 19 0 19
1993 20 0 20
1994 14 0 14
1995 15 0 15
1996 23 0 23
1997 31 0 31
1998 44 0 44
1999 54 0 54
2000 55 0 55
2001 50 0 50
2002 72 0 72
2003 89 0 89
2004 315 0 315
2005 627 10 617
2006 697 6 691
2007 779 5 774
2008 884 5 879
2009 993 9 984
2010 841 6 835
2011 907 11 896
2012 946 8 938
2013 852 12 840
2014 980 16 964
2015 1,029 12 1,017
2016 1,102 17 1,085

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Popularity of Cohen as a first name

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Popularity of Cohen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cohen U.S.
  White 88.89% 64.26%
  African American 5.97% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.11% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cohen

People with the last name Cohen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cohen

  • How Popular is the name Cohen? Cohen is the 2,267th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cohen was the 351st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cohen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,661 babies born with the first name Cohen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cohen to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cohen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cohen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cohen is Wednesday, February 12th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Cohen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cohen was in 2016 with a total of 1,085 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cohen!
  • Random Cohen Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cohen ranks 96th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 65 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Cohen: Your name in reverse order is Nehoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hecon. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cohen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 89,091 people with the last name Cohen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cohen? Cohen was ranked as the 351st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
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