Gender: Male Origin of Cotton: 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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imogenkrause Says:


i really hate this name to be honest

SouthernPeach Says:


I agree! I love it.

podsolnechnik13 Says:


Why does everyone who likes Roger also like Cotton? a) they're not similar at all and b) Cotton is barely even a name. I would certainly never name anyone that.

danirose01 Says:


Not unless you're giving birth to a tshirt

beachbear Says:


It's worse for a girl.

Dogandhug Says:


Love it! It's a last name in my family. I think it's a cool, southern-preppy kind of name. And being from the south I like it. Plus when you know it is a family name you think of it more as a name rather than the material.

fairytara Says:


It's a great name... for a dog

Zelliew Says:


Do we want cotton, wool or nylon ?

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Sorry, but it's just such a silly name to me. I can't imagine calling anyone Cotton or being named Cotton

cmwillard Says:


To be completely honest I really don't mind this name as much as others seem to. Im not sure if I'd use it or not but it really isn't bad.

markat Says:


Cotton Mather should be moved out of the pop culture section and into the historical people section. He's only a TV character because he was an actual person first.

bootsie Says:


I think it's a sweet sounding name, but for me the Cotton Hill association is too strong.

CocoWhite Says:


Ridiculous name, especially for a boy.