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since 1880
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in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Cop

  • When was the first name Cop first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cop is Saturday, June 1st, 1912.
  • How unique is the name Cop? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cop. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Cop: Your name in reverse order is Poc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Pco. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cop? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 264 people with the last name Cop.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cop? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cop as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Cop as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cop U.S.
  White 82.95% 64.26%
  African American 4.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.98% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cop

People with the last name Cop are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Cop" mean? The list below shows the origins of Cop as well as things modernly associated with the name Cop such as celebrities named Cop.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cop
  1. The top of a thing; the head; a crest.(Obs)" Cop they used to call The tops of many hills." [Drayton.]
  2. A conical or conical-ended mass of coiled thread, yarn, or roving, wound upon a spindle, etc.
  3. A tube or quill upon which silk is wound.
  4. [Mil. Arch] Same as Merlon.
  5. A policeman.(Slang)

Etymology: AS. cop; cf. G. kopf head. Cf. Cup Cob

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
  2. Take into custody
  3. Take by theft

From Middle English coppe, from Old English *coppe, as in ātorcoppe (“spider”, literally “venom head”), from Old English copp (“top, summit, head”), from Proto-Germanic *kuppaz (“vault, round vessel, head”), from Proto-Indo-European *gū- (“to bend, curve”). Cognate with Middle Dutch koppe, kobbe (“spider”). More at cobweb.

  1. (obsolete) A spider.

Uncertain. Perhaps from Old English copian (“to plunder; pillage; steal”); or possibly from Middle French caper (“to capture”), from Latin capiō (“to seize, to grasp”); or possibly from Dutch kapen (“to seize, to hijack”), from West Frisian kapia (“to take away”), from Old Frisian kapia (“to buy”). Compare also Middle English copen (“to buy”), from Middle Dutch copen.

Short for copper (“police officer”), itself from cop (“one who cops”) above, in reference to arresting criminals.

  1. (slang, law enforcement) A police officer or prison guard.

Old English cop, copp, from Proto-Germanic *kuppaz (“vault, basin, round object”), from Proto-Indo-European *gu-. Cognate with Dutch kop, German Kopf.

  1. (crafts) The ball of thread wound on to the spindle in a spinning machine.
  2. (obsolete) The top, summit, especially of a hill.
  3. (obsolete) The crown (of the head); also the head itself. [14th-15th c.]
    The stature is bowed down in age, the is depressed.
  4. A tube or quill upon which silk is wound.
  5. (architecture, military) A merlon.

    cop was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Czech, French, Old French, Slovak, and Volapük

    What does the name Cop mean?

    Cis for caress, a loving touch for your loved ones.

    Ois for orderly, a lifelong passion.

    Pis for patience, the best of you!

    Past life for Cop born May 11, 1926

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    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Korea approximately on 1750. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

    You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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