First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Koen

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  • A user from Australia says the name Koen is of Canadian origin and means "Dutch god".
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Koen means "Bold and gallant" and is of Dutch origin.
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International Interest
  1. A male given name

Koen was also found in the following language(s): Dutch

Notable Persons Named Koen

Koen Casteels is a soccer player for the VfL Wolfsburg, K.R.C. Genk, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, SV Werder Bremen, Belgium national youth football team, and Belgium national under-17 football team. Koen was born on June 25th, 1992 in Bonheiden.


Koen Lenaerts is a President of the European Court of Justice and President of theEuropean Court of Justice. Koen was born on December 20th, 1954 in Mortsel.


Koen Wauters is a pop music musician. He plays Vocals. He was most prominent from 1987 to present. Koen was born on September 17th, 1967 in Halle, Belgium.


Koen De Bouw is an actor. Koen was born on September 30th, 1964 in Turnhout, Belgium.


Koen Geens is a Minister of Justice, Minister of Finance, Minister of Justice (Belgium), and Minister of Finance (Belgium). Koen was born on January 22nd, 1958 in Brasschaat.


Koen was born on September 8th, 1982 in Gouda, South Holland.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Koen

Karleen was given the name Karleen Smith .


Shaun was born on December 3rd, 1970 in Cape Town.


Louis Koen is a rugby player. Louis was born on July 7th, 1975 in Cape Town.


Billy was born in 1938.


Erwin Koen is a soccer player for the FC Groningen, FC Gütersloh 2000, I. SC Göttingen 05, Rot-Weiss Essen, Alemannia Aachen, SC Paderborn 07, SV Wehen Wiesbaden, SC Telstar, De Treffers, JVC Cuijk, and Netherlands national under-21 football team. Erwin was born on September 7th, 1978 in Den Helder, Netherlands.


JP Koen is a rugby player. JP was born on October 17th, 1983 in Springs, Gauteng.


How popular is the baby name Koen in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1996 5 0 5
1997 9 0 9
1998 18 0 18
1999 14 0 14
2000 25 0 25
2001 25 0 25
2002 62 0 62
2003 69 0 69
2004 144 0 144
2005 154 0 154
2006 233 0 233
2007 160 0 160
2008 242 0 242
2009 216 0 216
2010 213 0 213
2011 171 5 166
2012 173 0 173
2013 179 0 179
2014 215 0 215
2015 200 0 200
2016 185 5 180
2017 145 0 145
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Koen

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Popularity of Koen as a first name

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Popularity of Koen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Koen U.S.
  White 78.97% 64.26%
  African American 14.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Koen

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

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Fun Facts about the name Koen

  • How Popular is the name Koen? Koen is the 5,388th most popular name of all time. As a last name Koen was the 19,834th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Koen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,857 babies born with the first name Koen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Koen to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Koen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1996 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Koen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Koen is Monday, January 23rd, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Koen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Koen was in 2008 with a total of 242 babies.
  • Random Koen Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Koen is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 19 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Koen: Your name in reverse order is Neok. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ekno. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Koen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,355 people with the last name Koen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Koen? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Koen as their last name since less than 1 person in 217k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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