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Name Meaning

Lauren
\la(u)-ren\

as a girl’s name, is pronounced LAWR-en. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Lauren is “the bay, or laurel plant”. Feminine form of Lawrence or variant of Laura. The earliest feminine form of the name was Laurentia, dating from the time of the early Romans. The name was first made popular by Lauren Bacall in the 1940’s.

Cohan

Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one’s name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Cohan family name include Coyne, Coen, Cohen, Kyne, Kilcoyne, Coyney, Koyne, Koen, Kohen, M’Coyne, Coyn, Coin, Coine, Koin, Koine, Barnacle (a synonym of Coyne by translation), Barnicle, Barnycle, Barnackle, Barnicall, Barnickle and many more.

First found in Connacht, and Leinster. The name became confused with Coen, Kyne, and Kilcoyne, all of which have derived from it, or have been the origin of Coyne. The ancient Coens, descended from the Gaelic Caomhan, the Chief of his clann in 876 A.D. who was descended from the Princes of Hy Fiachra, and the great General King Niall of the Nine Hostages.