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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cottrell

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Alt. Meaning

C is for comic, laughter is your tonic.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

R is for relax, you know how!

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

L is for love, everlasting.

Notable Persons Named Cottrell

C.L. was given the name Cottrell Laurence Dellums on January 3rd, 1900 in Corsicana, Texas. He died on December 6th, 1989.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Cottrell

Hi-Tek is a hip hop music rapping, disc jockey, and record producer. He plays Keyboard instrument, Drum kit, and Sampler (musical instrument). He was most prominent from 1996 to present. Hi-Tek was given the name Tony Cottrell in Cincinnati. Hi-Tek is also known as Tekzilla.


Erin Cottrell is an actor and actress. She was most active from 2000 to present. Erin was born on August 24th, 1975 in Yardley, Pennsylvania.



Stephen Cottrell is a christian bishop. Stephen was born on August 31st, 1958.


Travis Cottrell is a contemporary christian music and contemporary worship music musician. His ongoing career started in 1992.


William Cottrell is a graduate research assistant at the university of wisconsin–madison and research assistant.


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Popularity of Cottrell as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cottrell U.S.
  White 83.38% 64.26%
  African American 11.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.47% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.20% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cottrell

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

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Fun Facts about the name Cottrell

  • How Popular is the name Cottrell? Cottrell is the 31,727th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cottrell was the 2,141st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cottrell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 141 babies born with the first name Cottrell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cottrell 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 Cottrell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cottrell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cottrell is Friday, April 3rd, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Cottrell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cottrell was in 1922 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cottrell: Your name in reverse order is Llerttoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tleltroc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cottrell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,930 people with the last name Cottrell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cottrell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Cottrell 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).
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