Meaning and Name Origin
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 on this name, 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 (#62 out of 88799, 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 popularity of the boy name Cooper and related names. The only other popular alternative form of Cooper (#86 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 is Kiefer. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity in 2010 and are almost as popular today, 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.