Kohen is a powerful baby name for boys with rich Jewish origins. It traces back to the Hebrew word that is spelled the same. In America, Kohen only became a top 1,000 baby name for boys in 2011, giving it a ten-year span.

Meaning of the name Kohen:

Hebrew: priest

Origin of the name Kohen:

Kohen is a spelling variation of the baby name Cohen. Cohen was a surname used among Jewish families that actually came from the Hebrew word “kohen.” It became a name for priests who were in the line of Aaron of the Old Testament.

Symbolism of the name Kohen:

Kohen traces back to the Hebrew word “kohen.” This word translates to “priest” in English.

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Gender of the name Kohen:

Kohen is a unique option for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Kohen:


Number of syllables in the name Kohen:


Emotion evoked from the name Kohen:

Kohen is completely different and unique from many other baby boy options. It still has strength though, meaning there is not too much quirkiness associated with it.

Alternative spellings for the name Kohen:

Nicknames for the name Kohen:

  • Ko
  • Koko
  • Hen
  • KK
  • Hennie
  • Henni
  • Henny

Popularity of the name Kohen:

Kohen became a top 1,000 option in America in 2011 at rank 993. It claimed to the top 700 list, where it remains now, in 2016 at rank 670. As of 2020, Kohen is number 645 for boys. This is still lower than the original spelling, Cohen, which is rank 282.

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Famous people with the name Kohen:

No famous people exist with the first name Kohen. Daniel Kohen is a popular athlete in soccer, however.

Kohens in popular culture:

No significant popular culture characters exist with the baby name Kohen.