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Cohen and Enoch are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
CAUTION: while Cohen is unquestionably a very common Jewish surname, it is essentially a religious title or rank. Religious Jews with the name Cohen have special duties and standing in their congregations. Its use as a given name is seen by many people as offensive or ignorant.
- Personal experiences with the name Cohen: | Edit
We just named our 4th boy Cohen. I'm a labor and delivery nurse, which makes it sometimes hard when it comes to naming a baby, especially when we've already used so many good boy names! We were thinking of "Owen" this last time around, but it was just getting too popular for my liking. As we were considering it, someone asked us what we thought we might name it if it were a boy, told them "Owen", and they thought we said "Cohen". We loved it so much, and I hadn't heard of it being used in my experiences at the hospital as a baby name, so we went with that! We love it!
- Nicknames for Cohen: | Edit
my sons name is cohen and we call him coco for short lol
I also use coco, and COCOBEANS
My son, Cohen (3yo), never calls himself by the actual name. He calls himself "Coey," like you would pronounce Joey. It's pretty cute and almost everyone calls him by that nickname.
Our son is also a Cohen and his nicknames are usually "Co" "Coco" or "Coco Bear". Mostly just Co.
- Meanings and history of the name Cohen: | Edit
Cohen is a Hebrew name (כהן) which literally means "priest" (mostly of the Jewish religion). It's also a common Jewish surname which represents an ancient biblical priestly heritage. The name is common in the USA, it was also common among Jewish communities in Asia (like Uzbekistan and Iran). The surname "Cohen" is the most common surname in Israel, but it isn't commonly used as a first name.
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on the Oc, the main characters family name is Cohen. Their teenage son, his friends called him Cohen.