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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.
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).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cotton for boys (2015 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Colton. This name tends to be more commonly used than Cotton.
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