The surname "Cohen" has its origin in the Hebrew language and is associated with the Jewish community. It is a prominent Jewish surname that can be traced back to ancient times and has a specific meaning and historical significance.The term "Cohen" (also spelled "Kohen" or "Kahn") is derived from the Hebrew word "kohen," which means "priest" or "minister." In ancient Israel, the Kohanim (plural of Kohen) were a hereditary priestly class responsible for performing religious duties in the Temple in Jerusalem. They were considered to be direct descendants of Aaron, the brother of Moses. Today there are over 100,000 bearers of the name Cohen living in the United States.