Word name

Cotton Origin and Meaning

The name Cotton is a boy's name .

A name heard in Puritan times -- Cotton Mather was a minister involved in the Salem witchcraft trials -- which really deserves modern consideration as it blends nature and softness into a really trendy and wearable masculine name.

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Cotton Popularity

Famous People Named Cotton

  • Cotton MatherAmerican Puritan minister
  • Lowell "Cotton" FitzsimmonsAmerican basketball coach
  • Cotton Mather Millsone,time pen name of Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist
  • Cotton Howardson of actress Kami Cotler ("The Waltons")
  • Cyrus Cotton "Cy" HungerfordAmerican editorial cartoonist

Cotton in Pop Culture

  • Cotton Browntransgender character in the TV show “Star”
  • Cotton Wearycharacter in the "Scream" films
  • Cotton Hillcharacter in the animated series King of the Hill, a World War II veteran, who had his shins "blowed off by a Japanman's machine gun" in combat and later had his feet attached to his knees
  • "CottonEyed Joe," traditional American country folk song