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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.
Baby names that sound like Cotton are Cadon, Cathan, Gaeton, Caydon, Caidon, Keaton and Keeton.
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Popularity of Cotton
Cotton is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#856 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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