Origin of the name COOS.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name COOS.
pet form of Latin Jacobus
(q.v.), meaning "supplanter." Also spelled Koos.
Jacobus (Coos) Huijsen, a Dutch historian and former politician.
Having made the needful arrangements for a journey to the Knysna and
Plettenburgh Bay, we set out on horseback, having a Hottentot named
Cobus for our guide. Cobus and Coos are Dutch contractions of
Jacobus. A ride over a series of grassy hills, interrupted by the
deep ravines of the Kaymons Gat Lizards' Hole, and the
Trakadataow Rivers, and past two or three cottages, brought us to a
house called Woodville, where we found comfortable accommodation in
roughish style, and met with a Scotchman, who was useful to us from his
knowledge of Dutch. (A
Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa, Backhouse,