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The COOL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,028 6254 0.002 19
United States (1880 census) 1,268 4462 0.003 25
Change since 1880 +3760 -1792 -0.001 -6
Other Countries
Australia 60 22048 0.000 4
United Kingdom 113 22761 0.000 2
Top States for COOL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 557 3021 0.005 49
Pennsylvania 420 4345 0.003 34
Michigan 354 4052 0.004 36
California 263 11616 0.001 8
New York 258 8904 0.001 14
Top States for COOL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 224 1399 0.012 124
Nebraska 122 2164 0.007 71
Delaware 42 3887 0.005 54
Ohio 557 3021 0.005 49
Wyoming 22 3625 0.004 45


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called COOL live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called COOL represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called COOL in Ohio than any other state, but you are more likely to find a COOL by picking someone at random in West Virginia than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of COOL

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the COOL surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the COOL surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of COOL in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 161 3.2
White (Hispanic) 68 1.35
Mixed Race 52 1.03
Asian/Pacific 27 0.54
Native American/Alaskan 16 0.32
White (Caucasian) 4,704 93.56

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the COOL surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of COOL in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of COOL.

Similar names to COOL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COOL.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for COOL

The following words are slight variants of COOL that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.