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Meaning and Origin

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Alt. Meaning

C is for comic, laughter is your tonic.

O is for objective, always impartial

T is for treasure, of your friendship.

A is for adaptable, whenever things change

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cota

Sr. Norman Cota is a military person. His military service ended in 1946.


Ed Cota is a basketball player for the Gary Steelheads, Telindus Oostende, Žalgiris Kaunas, Dynamo Saint Petersburg, Barcelona, Hapoel Jerusalem, and Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski. He was most prominent from 2000 to 2008. Ed was born on May 19th, 1976 in Los Angeles.


Rodolfo Cota is a soccer player for the C.D. Guadalajara, C.F. Pachuca, Puebla F.C., and Mexico national under-20 football team. Rodolfo was born on July 3rd, 1987 in Mazatlán, Mexico.


Daniel was born on September 12th, 1985 in Los Mochis.


Chad Cota is a football player. Chad was born on August 8th, 1971 in Ashland, Oregon.


Mocho was born on June 5th, 1954 in Municipio del Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico.


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Popularity of Cota as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cota U.S.
  White 28.86% 64.26%
  African American 0.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.41% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.14% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.69% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 68.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cota

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

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Fun Facts about the name Cota

  • How Popular is the name Cota? Cota is the 79,174th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cota was the 3,120th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cota have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Cota in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cota? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2017 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cota first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cota is Wednesday, February 22nd, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Cota born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cota was in 2017 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cota: Your name in reverse order is Atoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Toac. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cota? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,554 people with the last name Cota.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cota? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Cota as their last name.

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