What does Cooper mean?
Cooper \co(o)-per\ 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.
Cooper has 1 variant: Coop.
For more information, see also the related boy name Kiefer.
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)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Cooper for boys. Cooper entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #75 in the U.S. in 2010, and is presently at #86. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Cooper and related names. Kiefer is the only other popular alternative form of Cooper (#86 last year) ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity in the year 2010 (usage of 0.4625%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.457%, down 1.2%), but with the version Kiefer becoming less trendy. Cooper (#86) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Hooper. Like Cooper, this name is not frequently used.