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

The name Koen is a boy's name meaning "bold advisor". Koen and is often added to lists like Kool K Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "[Boys] Love, Like, Lose--Names searched right now".

From the experts:

A short form popular in the Netherlands, though in the U.S. Koen and Coen are easily confused with Cohen, the Jewish surname meaning "priest" which has recently gained currency as a first name. The Dutch pronunciation is more like "coon."

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Famous People Named Koen

Koen Lenaerts, Belgian-born President of the European Court of Justice
Koen Andries, Belgian scientist
Koen Barbé (born 1981), Belgian road bicycle racer
Koen Bauweraerts (born 1983), Belgian DJ known as Coone
Koen Beeckman (born 1973), road bicycle racer
Koen van der Biezen (bon 1985), Dutch footballer
Koen Bouwman (born 1993), Dutch cyclist
Koen Casteels (born 1992), Belgian footballer
Koen Crucke (born 1952), Belgian tenor, actor and politician
Koen Daerden (born 1982), Belgian footballer
Koen De Bouw (born 1964), Flemish actor
Koen De Graeve (born 1972), Belgian actor
Koen de Kort (born 1982), Dutch cyclist
Koen Decoster, Belgian historian, philosopher and translator
Koen Geens (born 1958), Belgian Flemish politician
Koen Huntelaar (born 1998), Dutch footballer
Koen Kessels (born c. 1960), Belgian conductor and music director
Koen Lamberts, Belgian psychologist
Koen Naert (born 1989), Belgian long-distance runner
Koen Olthuis (born 1971), Dutch architect
Koen Onzia (born 1961), Belgian ballet dancer
Koen Peeters (born 1959), Belgian writers
Koen Persoons (born 1983), Belgian footballer
Koen Pijpers (born 1969), Dutch field hockey player
Koen Ridder (born 1985), Dutch badminton player
Koen Schockaert (born 1978), Belgian footballer
Koen Sleeckx (born 1975), Belgian judoka
Koen Stam (born 1987), Dutch footballer
Koen Van Langendonck (born 1989), Belgian footballer
Koen Vandenbempt (born ca. 1970), Belgian organizational theorist
Koen Vanmechelen (born 1965), Belgian artist
Koen van de Laak (born 1982), Dutch footballer
Koen van Nol (born 1974), Dutch judoka
Koen van Velsen (born 1952), Dutch architect
Koen Vervaeke (born 1959), Belgian diplomat
Koen Verweij (born 1990), Dutch speed skater
Koen Wauters (born 1967), Belgian singer and television presenter
Koen Weuts (born 1990), Belgian footballer
Koenraad Francine Gaston "Koen" Dillen, Belgian MEP

Pop Culture References for the name Koen

Koen West, main character on TV's Cleverman