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.
Cooper▲ has 1 variant: Coop.
Affiliated boy name: Kiefer.Creative forms:
(male) Coopert, Coopley, ..
(female) Cooperi, Cooperrie, .. Middle name pairings:
Cooper Lucien (C.L.), ..
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)
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 #77. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Displayed below is a study of the history of the boy name Cooper and related names. Kiefer is the only other popular alternative form of Cooper (#77 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Cooper were favored by parents today (average #1038), except for the version Kiefer which has become less trendy. Cooper is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this compilation.
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