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What does Cooper mean?

Cooper [coop-er] as a boys' name is pronounced KOO-per. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Cooper is "barrel maker". May also be the English form of a German surname meaning "coppersmith". Novelist James Fenimore Cooper; actor Gary Cooper.

Associated with: old english, maker (occupational), surname.


Cooper has 1 variant: Coop.

Affiliated boy name: Kiefer.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Coopert, Coopley, ..

(female) Cooperi, Cooperrie, ..

How popular is Cooper?

Cooper is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#64 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Cooper for boys. Cooper reached its peak rank of #75 in the U.S. in 2010, and is presently at #86. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cooper name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cooper outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the history of the boy name Cooper and related names. Kiefer is the only other popular alternative form of Cooper (#86 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Cooper were favored by parents in the year 2010 (average #1037) and have remained as common to this day (#1043, 8%), but with the version Kiefer becoming less trendy. Cooper is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cooper, Kiefer in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cooper outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Bonner, Booker, Broder, Calder, Cappel, Carter, Carver, Caspar, Casper, Chipper, Codey, Coe, Colbee, Colbey, Colden, Colet, Coley, Colier, Collen, Colley, Collier, Colter, Colver, Colvert, Coney, Conlen, Conner, Connor, Cooke, Cookie, Cope, Corben, Coree (see Corey), Corey, Corie, Corley, Cortes, Cosme, Coster, Coulter, Courey, Coxe, Coye, Cramer, Crooke, Culver, Cutler, Draper, Folker, Foster, Gasper, Glover, Gower, Harper, Homer, Hooker, Hooper, Hopper, Jasper, Joiner, Joyner, Konner, Loeber, Loller, Pepper, Piper, Potter, Roger, Roper, Rover, Shomer, Sommer, Topher, Tower and Volker. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cooper.