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Gender: M Origin of Cotton: Word name

A name heard in Puritan times -- Cotton Mather was a minister involved in the Salem witchcraft trials -- but it would make a too-soft choice today.

Famous People Named Cotton

Cotton Mather, American Puritan minister
Lowell "Cotton" Fitzsimmons, American basketball coach
Cotton Mather Mills, one-time pen name of Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist
Cotton Howard, son of actress Kami Cotler ("The Waltons")
Cyrus Cotton "Cy" Hungerford, American editorial cartoonist

Pop Culture References for the name Cotton

Cotton Weary, character in the "Scream" films
Cotton Hill, character 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
"Cotton-Eyed Joe," traditional American country folk song