What does Cotton mean?
Cotton [cot-ton] as a boys' name. Plant name. May originally have been an occupational name from England, though the cotton plant, requiring a warm climate, was a minor 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: Cotten.Creative forms:
(male) Caiton, Coton, ..
(female) Cotne, Cottonne, .. Middle name pairings:
Cotton Robert (C.R.), ..
How popular is Cotton?
Cotton is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1006 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Cotton for boys. Cotton has yet to be listed in the list thus far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Cotton is pronounced similarly to Keaton▲ and Keeton. Other recommended names are Bolton, Boston▲, Button, Cadon, Caidon, Cathan, Caxton, Caydon, Coleton, Collton, Colson, Colston, Colten▲, Colton▲, Conlon, Crofton, Dotson, Dottson, Eatton, Gorton, Horton, Hutton, Kolton▲, Litton, Lytton, Morton▼, Norton, Patton and Sutton▲. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cotton.