US Popularity:520
Other Origin(s):Gaelic
Meaning:Priest; WIld goose
Cohen is a gender-neutral name of Hebrew origin, meaning "priest." Primarily a surname, but Cohen has risen in popularity as a first name throughout the US in recent years. But this name and term is the priestly caste descended from the prophet and elder brother of Moses, Aaron, in Hebrew tradition. Cohen also has Gaelic roots. This is the Anglicized spelling of the Old Irish surname "O'Cadhain" (pronounced o-kyne) or "O'Comhdhain" (o-coyne), derived from the Gaelic 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," and "Coen." So when it comes to variations, the Gaelic version or an homage to the Coen brothers could be your golden ticket—or egg!

Cohen Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Cohen is currently #1335 on The Bump
Boy:Cohen is currently #965 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Cohen is currently #723 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Cohen is currently #520 in U.S. births
Boy:Cohen is currently #524 in U.S. births
Girl:Cohen is currently #7734 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 1005
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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