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Etymology & Historical Origin - Cohen
Cohen is the transferred use of a Jewish surname, from the Hebrew “kohen” meaning ‘priest’. The surname Cohen is as common to Jews as Smith is to the English-speaking world. The Jewish Kohens are distinguished as hereditary priests directly descended from the biblical Aaron (the brother of Moses and who was appointed by God as the first High Priest of Israel). As a forename, Cohen is a recent 21st century coinage. It is most successful in Canada where it ranked as the 48th most popular boy’s name in 2010.
Popularity of the Name Cohen
Cohen first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 2004 and has quickly risen to levels of semi-moderate use. It appears as if the name’s sudden usage is being driven by the “Last Names First” naming trend. This surname naming style has been in full swing since the 1980s so we would no longer consider it a fleeting fad. In an attempt to differentiate themselves, American parents are reacting by introducing more and more surnames into the mix. Cohen is one of the newer examples of this and we suspect that people of non-Jewish heritage are using this name on their little boys. If so, it may be considered slightly intrusive by some (or perhaps these gentiles are simply Judeophiles). Who’s to say? In any case, Cohen is a distinctly Jewish surname and has significant Hebrew roots. If you’re not Jewish, you should probably have a good justification for using this name other than “it just sounds cute”. Otherwise, you might consider any one of the following names for your little boy: Priest, Reverend, Pastor, Father, Minister, Rabbi or Imam. Jus’ sayin’!
Popularity of the Boy Name Cohen
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Literary Characters of the Baby Name Cohen
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Popular Songs on Cohen
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Famous People Named Cohen
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Children of Famous People Named Cohen
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Cohen - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Cohen
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Cohen