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Coen is a personal name of several origins. It exists as a masculine given name, and as a surname.


As a surname it may be a variant of McCown a derivative of the two Irish surnames O'Cadhain (of Connacht) and O'Comhdhain (of Ulster),[1] it could be a Spanish or Italian variant of the Hebrew name Cohen meaning "priest", or it may be a Dutch patronym (see "Given name" below).[2] People with this surname include:

Given name[edit]

The Dutch given name Coen (pronounced /kun/) is, like Koen, a short form of Coenraad/Koenraad, equivalent to the English Conrad.[3] Coen is also an aboriginal Australian name meaning thunder.[citation needed] People with this given name include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Last name:Coen, Retrieved 15 May 2013
  2. ^ Coen at the Dutch surname database
  3. ^ Coen at the Dutch given name database.