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Cotton meaning and name origin

Cotton \c(ot)-ton\ as a boy's name. Plant name. May originally have been an occupational name from England, though the cotton plant, requiring a warm climate, was never a big source of industry in Britain. In America, great Massachusetts clergyman Cotton Mather's writings contributed to the Salem witch trials. He was named for his grandfather, early American clergyman John Cotton. Actor Joseph Cotten.

Cotton has 1 variant form: Cotten.

A suggested similar baby name is Colton.

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Popularity of Cotton

Cotton is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#856 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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