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Origin and Meaning of Cooter

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Coot"er
A fresh-water tortoise (Pseudemus concinna) of Florida.The box tortoise.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Large river turtle of the southern United States and northern Mexico

From Gullah cootuh (“turtle”), from an African language, e.g. Bambara kuta (“turtle”).

  1. A freshwater tortoise of the eastern United States of the genus Pseudemus.
  2. The box turtle.
  3. (slang) A redneck.

Compare cooch.

  1. (colloquial) Vagina or vulva.

    Notable Persons With the Name Cooter

    Cooter Brown is a country music singing. He was most active from 1995 to 1995. Cooter was born in Tampa, Florida.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Cooter

    Jim Bob Cooter is an athlete. Jim was born on July 3rd, 1984 in Fayetteville, Tennessee.


    Robert D. Cooter is an important somebody in the fields of private law, constitutional law and economics, law, and economic development. Robert was born on May 2nd, 1945.


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    Popularity of Cooter as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Cooter U.S.
      White 91.56% 64.26%
      African American 3.29% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.29% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.43% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.43% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Cooter

    People with the last name Cooter are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Cooter

    • How Popular is the name Cooter? As a last name Cooter was the 32,834th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Cooter first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cooter is Thursday, March 2nd, 1893.
    • How unique is the name Cooter? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cooter. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Cooter: Your name in reverse order is Retooc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Otoerc. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Cooter? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 699 people with the last name Cooter.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cooter? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cooter as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

    What Cooter's Have Visited This Page?

    What does the name Cooter mean?

    Cis for congenial, your pleasing way.

    Ois for orderly, a lifelong passion.

    Ois for outgoing, so sociable are you

    Tis for talent, hidden or not.

    Eis for excellence, your passion, your drive.

    Ris for romantic, hopelessly so

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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.