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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States financier who marketed Union bonds to finance the American Civil War; the failure of his bank resulted in a financial panic in 1873 (1821-1905)
  2. United States journalist (born in England in 1908)
  1. An occupational surname​ for a cook, or a seller of cooked food.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cooke

Sam Cooke was a soul music, gospel music, rhythm, and blues musician. He plays Piano, Guitar, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1951 to 1964. Sam was given the name Samuel Cook on January 22nd, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States. Sam is also known as Dale Cook. He breathed his last breath on December 11th, 1964.


Olivia Cooke is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Olivia was given the name Olivia Kate Cooke on December 27th, 1993 in Manchester.


Blaze Bayley is a heavy metal music and hard rock musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1984. Blaze was given the name Bayley Alexander Cooke on May 29th, 1963 in Birmingham.


Christian Cooke is an actor. He was most active from 1999 to present. Christian was given the name Christian Louis Cooke on September 15th, 1987 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK.


Lenny Cooke is a basketball player. Lenny was born on April 29th, 1982 in Brooklyn.


Frances is a pop music, indie pop, folk music, and soul music musician. She plays Piano and Violin. Her ongoing career started in 2014. Frances was given the name Sophie Frances Cooke on June 27th, 1993 in Oxford, England. Frances is also known as Sophie Cooke.


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Popularity of Cooke as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cooke U.S.
  White 77.96% 64.26%
  African American 15.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.17% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cooke

People with the last name Cooke are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Cooke

  • How Popular is the name Cooke? As a last name Cooke was the 1,056th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Cooke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cooke is Tuesday, February 8th, 1881.
  • How unique is the name Cooke? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cooke. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Cooke: Your name in reverse order is Ekooc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kcoeo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cooke? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 33,223 people with the last name Cooke.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cooke? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Cooke as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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