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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cote
  1. A cottage or hut.(Obs)
  2. A shed, shelter, or inclosure for small domestic animals, as for sheep or doves."Watching where shepherds pen their flocks, at eve, In hurdled cotes." [Milton.]

Etymology: See 1st Cot

verb Cote
To go side by side with; hence, to pass by; to outrun and get before; as, a dog cotes a hare.

Etymology: Prob. from F. côté side, OF. costet, LL. costatus costatum, fr. L. costu rib, side: cf. F. côtoyer to go or keep at the side of. See Coast

verb Cote
To quote.

Etymology: See Quote

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A small shelter for domestic animals (as sheep or pigeons)

From the Old English cote, the feminine form of cot (“small house”). Cognate to Dutch kot.

  1. A cottage or hut.
  2. A small structure built to contain domesticated animals such as sheep, pigs or pigeons.

See quote.

Probably related to French côté (“side”).

    cote was also found in the following language(s): French, Italian, Latin, Middle English, Old French, and Portuguese

    Notable Persons Named Cote

    Coté de Pablo is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. She has had major accomplishments since 1994. Coté was given the name María José de Pablo Fernández on November 12th, 1979 in Santiago, Chile. Coté is also known as Fernández and María José De Pablo.


    Cote González is an athlete for the Atlético Levante UD.


    Cote is an athlete for the CD Tropezón.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Cote

    Patrick Côté is a martial artist. Patrick was born on February 29th, 1980 in Rimouski.


    David was given the name David M. Cote on July 19th, 1952 in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.


    Suzanne Côté is a Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Suzanne was born on September 21st, 1958 in Cloridorme, Quebec.


    Lew Cody was an actor. Lew was given the name Louis Joseph Côté on February 22nd, 1884 in Waterville, Maine, U.S. Lew is also known as Côté and Louis Joseph. He passed away on May 31st, 1934.


    Denise Cote is a Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and Judge of theUnited States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Denise was born in 1946 in St. Cloud, Minnesota.


    Michel was born on June 25th, 1950.


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    Popularity of Cote as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Cote U.S.
      White 93.85% 64.26%
      African American 0.46% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.77% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.48% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.86% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Cote

    People with the last name Cote are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Cote

    • How Popular is the name Cote? Cote is the 29,627th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cote was the 1,681st most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Cote have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 163 babies born with the first name Cote in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cote to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cote? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1987 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
    • When was Cote first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cote is Friday, August 21st, 1903.
    • What year had the most people named Cote born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cote was in 1993 with a total of 18 babies.
    • Random Cote Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cote is not a popular baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1992.
    • Weird things about the name Cote: Your name in reverse order is Etoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ceto. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Cote? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 21,446 people with the last name Cote.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cote? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Cote as their last name.

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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).
    • 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).
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