What does Cotton mean?
Cotton \c(ot)-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.
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 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Colton. This name tends to be more frequently used than Cotton.