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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Cohen

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Cohen in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Cohen:

  • Records indicate that 6,884 boys in the United States have been named Cohen since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2009, when 981 people in the U.S. were given the name Cohen. Those people are now 11 years old.

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    Comments about the name Cohen

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      17 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Cohen and it is never said Incorrect and not a lot of people have it as a name so it feels nice to not be confused" Jul. 14, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name, its really unique and helps teachers and new people i meet remember me. Its uncommon and makes me feel special, and no im not a jew." Aug. 28, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is actually my name so I am fine with it my name is prounoused Cohen and I?m 11 this is my first name so I think it?s special to me and unique" Oct. 29, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Spelled our son's name "Coen" to avoid any trouble for our son in his future (school/work). We live in a very diverse city and tried to be true to our wishes while respecting other people's religions. Everyone loves his name and I still secretly wish we spelled it "Cohen". If I could do it all over again, I might change it?shhhh!" May. 7, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named coen he is 10 I believe I started the trend! I didn't even watch the o.c I just found it in an unusual baby name book!" Jan. 24, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Cohen and I love his name. People should not be afraid of using it, just because a few intolerant and closed-minded people have posted rants about it. To me this his name signifies "modern" and "open-minded"." Apr. 17, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I named our son Cohen after Leonard Cohen and he is a beautiful, smart, happy boy who fits his name perfectly!" Aug. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son, born in 2005, is named Cohen. We love his name, but have heard some rude remarks about it that were directed to our faces. Our Cohen is spunky, fun loving, and the biggest sweetheart. I hope he likes his name as an adult." Dec. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my year and a half old son Cohen, I love it. I think it's gaining in popularity!! My name is Marisa, and I have had many misspellings and mispronunciations associated with my name. I could care less about that, and I will take the unusual name any day of the week!!! My family also has a Revere, Garrick, Daragh, Taya, Devin, Sage, and a Coulson. Now, Cohen fits in there perfect!" Aug. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Cohen in 2005. I absolutely love his name and don't have any regrets naming him this. We have had people spell it Cowen or Coen. Some people have even called him Colan. So whenever I tell someone his name, I spell it out." Feb. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have been looking at boy names forever and fell in love with Cohen, if i for sure have a boy his name will be Cohen, my husband loves it to cause he loved seth cohen on the OC!" Jan. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My four year old is named Cohen. I chose the name because of the show The OC. There is a character on there named Seth Cohen and his gf was always calling him Cohen. Everyone who meets him loves it and say it fits him." Aug. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name is Cohen and yes many people misspell and announciate wrong its pronouce(CO-EN) silent "H" its funny when people call me "colan, or coein" I'm 17 and I have learned to do deal with people mispronoucing, misspelling, and making fun of my name but, it makes me one in a few." Mar. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i THINK THis is a great name! and its cute as Coe for short" Aug. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This will be the name of our little boy. I love it!" Jan. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name! I love it because it is unique!" Oct. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I named our son Cohen and have had great reviews so far! I guess you could spell it with a K as well. Only once was his name mispelled as Cowen and we had a good laugh at the COW part. It is rare to hear it as a first name and common as a last one. We actually got the idea from a canadian folk singer we love Leonard Cohen." Mar. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "Everyone spells it wrong and it's a stupid religious Name" Mar. 14, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cohen is a last name that has a lot of religious and historical significance to the Jewish people. To name a non-Jewish baby this name is ignorant and insulting to members of the Jewish faith. Please consider this before naming your baby Cohen." Sep. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "I loved the OC, before I was ever even pregnant with my second child, I thought Cohen would make an awesome boy name. So, when we were pregnant I had that name for a boy and Hayden for a girl. We were at a friends for New Year?s Eve, the wife was also pregnant. We were sharing our baby names (big mistake)! Turns out, we ended up in the hospital at the same time, and guess what she ended up naming her son? Yep, Cohen. I liked it cuz no one else had it. So I wasn?t happy. Fast forward a few years, and my husbands cousin also named their 3rd child Coen. So now poor great gma has two great grandkids named Cohen/Coen. Still, neither of my children have ever had another child in their schools with the same name. That makes me happy! Simple, sweet and innocent, 2 syllable names. Cohen and Janey (like Jane-ee not Jun-ay) Cohen?s middle name is James, so when he was little, we called him CoCo, in school, some kids called him CJ." Apr. 3, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name Cohen is a very unique name if I do say so my self. My 99 yr old son is named Cohen. Im 121 and about to die soon but I want you guys to know that Cohen is a good name and is very underrated. Your probably wondering how a 121 yr old man can type this fluently and thats because I'm from the future. Plus I play Fortnite so hit me up if you want to do some duos perhaps squads I would be down." Jun. 4, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I will be calling my son Cohen I think it a awesome name and love that its not overly popular I've always loved it since watching the oc" Dec. 18, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my son is a 15 months old and we named him Cowen i adore the name its so unusual. yes we get the usual misspelling and pronouncing especially at the doc's but i think with any unusual names your gonna get that but it's no different with my daughter who we named Teigan which is pronounced Tee-gan." May. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "For Leonard Cohen fans to still think of his first name as outdated, then how about choosing Cohen instead?" Dec. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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