Cohan is a gender-neutral name of Irish origin. This anglicized spelling of the surname O'Cadhain or O'Comhdhain" derives from the word cadhan, meaning "wild goose." However, the rambunctious energy in this little moniker couldn't possibly be contained to one spelling! Variations include Cowan, Cowen, Coen, and Cohen, the last being a Hebrew name too. Translating to "priest," Cohen is the priestly caste descended from the prophet Aaron and elder brother of Moses. Although primarily a surname, Cohen has risen in popularity as a first name throughout the US.
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