Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KAHK
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Meaning & History

Derived from the medieval nickname cok meaning "rooster, cock". The nickname was commonly added to given names to create diminutives such as Hancock or Alcock.

Related Names

VariantsCocks, Cox
Other Languages & CulturesKukk(Estonian)

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Entry updated December 14, 2019