Cook (surname)

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Family name
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Meaning cook (occupational)
Region of origin England
Language(s) of origin Old English
Related names Koch, Kok, Cooke, Cooker, Cock, Cocks, and Cox, Cuoco, Kuharić, Kuvarić
Footnotes: Frequency Comparisons: [1]

Cook is a family name of English origin. There are several figures named Cook:




  • Carole Cook (born 1928) is an American actress. She has appeared in many theatrical productions, in films and on television.
  • Catherine Cook (disambiguation) several people
  • Charlie Cook (born November 20, 1953), originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, is an American political analyst who specializes in election forecasts and political trends. He attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
  • Chris Cook or Christopher - several people
  • Christine Cook (born 1970), English field hockey player
  • Clay Cook (born April 20, 1978) is a songwriter, producer and musician


  • Daequan Cook (born April 28, 1987 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American basketball player and currently a shooting guard for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • Dale Cook (born 1958), American kickboxer
  • Daniel Cook (disambiguation) several people
  • Damien Cook (born 1991), Australian Rugby League player
  • Dane Cook (born 1972), American comedian
  • David Cook (disambiguation) several people
  • Dennis Cook (born 1962) is an American former professional baseball pitcher.
  • Dianne Cook (born 1951), Australian basketball player
  • Dick Cook, Chairman of Disney Studios
  • Doc Cook (Charles L. Cooke, 1891-1958), jazz bandleader
  • Don Cook (born May 25, 1949 [2] in San Antonio, Texas) is an American record producer and songwriter whose work is mainly in the field of country music.
  • Don Cook (organist), organ area coordinator and the university carillonneur at Brigham Young University (BYU).









  • Lawrence Cook (disambiguation), several people
  • Lee Cook (born 3 August 1982) is an English footballer who plays for Queens Park Rangers as a midfielder.
  • Lemuel Cook (1759–1866), American Revolutionary War veteran
  • Leonard Cook (born 20 April 1912, date of death unknown) was an Australian boxer who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.
  • Lester Cook (born 1984) is an American professional tennis player.
  • Lewis H. Cook, American politician


  • Marlow Cook (born July 27, 1926) is a former Republican United States Senator from Kentucky.
  • Marv Cook was born to Marilyn Cook February 24, 1966 in West Branch, Iowa, is a former professional American football player who was selected by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 1989 NFL Draft. A 6'4", 234-lb.
  • Matthew Cook (disambiguation)
  • Merrill Cook (born May 6, 1946) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Utah.
  • Michael Cook (disambiguation) or Mike Cook - several people
  • Mitch Cook (born 15 October 1961 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England) is a retired English professional football player.
  • Murray Cook (born 30 June 1960 in Cowra, New South Wales) is an Australian vocalist, songwriter and guitarist.
  • Myke Cook (born 1989) is an Australian Rules football player who plays for the Adelaide Crows.


  • Natalie Cook (born 1975), Australian beach volleyball player
  • Nathaniel Cook (19th century), designer of the standard set of chess figures
  • Nicholas Cook (born 1950), musicologist
  • Nick Cook (Nicholas Julian Cook, b. September 2, 1959) is a British aviation journalist and author of fiction and non-fiction works and has won four Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards from the Royal Aeronautical Society.
  • Nick Cook (cricketer) (born Nicholas Grant Billson Cook, 17 June 1956, Leicester)[1] is a former English cricketer, who played in fifteen Tests and three ODIs from 1983 to 1989.
  • Nicky Cook is an English professional boxer who fights at featherweight he is the former British, Commonwealth, European featherweight and WBO super featherweight champion.
  • Norman Cook (born 1963), British musician (aka Fatboy Slim)


  • Omar Cook (born 1982) is a member of the Montenegro national basketball team
  • Orator F. Cook (born 1867), American botanist



  • Quinn Cook (born March 23, 1993) is an American college basketball player who currently plays at Duke University.






  • Victor Cook is an American television director, writer, and producer.


  • Will Marion Cook (January 27, 1869 – July 19, 1944) was a composer and violinist from the United States.
  • William Cook (disambiguation), Will Cook, Bill Cook or Billy Cook - several people
  • Willie Cook (November 11, 1923, Tangipahoa, Louisiana - September 22, 2000, Stockholm, Sweden) was an American jazz trumpeter.
  • Whitfield Cook (April 9, 1909 – November 12, 2003) was an American writer of screenplays, stage plays, short stories and novels.
  • W. T. Cook was an American college sports coach.




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  1. ^ "Cook Surname Meaning and Distribution".  Retrieved 21 January 2014