Gender: Male Meaning of Coen: "bold advisor" Origin of Coen: Dutch diminutive of Coenraad

Coen Origin and Meaning

The name Coen is a boy's name of Dutch origin meaning "bold advisor".

Like many short forms now popular as full names in the Netherlands, Coen—also spelled Koen—originated as the diminutive of the more old-fashioned Coenraad, the Dutch Conrad. May be confused in the US with Cohen, which stems from the Jewish surname designating a priest.

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grzebra Says:


This is another misleading blurb on Dutch names! Nameberry keeps getting the pronunciation wrong. It's fine if they want to provide a realistic way to say the name in English but they should point out what they sound like in Dutch. It's pronounced like Coon.

indiefendi2 Says:


we say "Cowan"

maibritt Says:


Is this name also pronounced the dutch way in the US? Like Coon, rhyming with moon.