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What does Coco mean?

Coco Pronunciation of Coco [co-co] as a girls' name is pronounced KO-ko. It is of French origin. Diminutive of Nicolette and names starting with Co-, though use of this fashionable name is mostly in reference to Gabrielle Coco Chanel, who got her nickname from a song she sang when she worked in a cabaret. Name of Courteney Cox's baby daughter.

Affiliated girl name: Colette.


Creative forms:
(female) Cocha, Cocon, ..

(male) Coan, Coen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Coco Bryanna (C.B.), ..

How popular is Coco?

Coco is a rare first name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#9506 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Colette (#531 from recent data) and Nicolette (#1677) are the prominent alternative forms of Coco (unlisted). These forms of Coco reached the height of their popularity in 1994 (average #799) and are almost as common today (#1104, 25.3% less usage), but with the form Nicolette becoming somewhat dated. Nicolette has historically been the top pick of parents, although Colette seems to be getting popular too. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Colette, Nicolette in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Coco and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Coco is pronounced similarly to Cacau, Kiko, Kioko and Kyoko. Other suggested similar names are Caci, Cacy, Caro, Cato, Cici, Cleo, Clio, Clo, Codi, Cody, Coe, Coel, Cole, Con, Cor, Cora, Cori, Cory and Nico. These names tend to be more frequently used than Coco.

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