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What does Keefer mean?

Keefer Pronunciation of Keefer [keefer] as a name for boys has its root in German, and the name Keefer means "barrel maker". Keefer is an alternate spelling of Kiefer (German): form of Cooper.

Associated with: maker (occupational).


Keefer has 3 variants: Keifer, Kieffer and Kuefer.

4 more relations via Kiefer: Kiefert, Kieffner, Kiefner and Kueffner.

Creative forms:
(male) Kefer, Kofer, ..

(female) Keekee, Keeker, ..

Middle name pairings:
Keefer Mikah (K.M.), ..

How popular is Keefer?

Keefer is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#3481 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Keifer and Kiefer are the popular related forms of Keefer (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Kiefner, are seldom used. These relations of Keefer reached the top of their popularity in 1991 (adoption of 0.02%), but now, the version Kiefer has become less in vogue. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Keefer and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Keefer is alike in pronunciation to Kefir. Other recommended names are Abeer, Ameer, Beamer, Beemer, Berger, Brewer, Deker, Dekker, Delmer, Heder, Helier, Heller, Jaeger, Jesper, Kaiser, Kazmer, Keagen, Keder, Keefe, Keeffe, Keegen, Keeley, Keelie, Keene, Keenen, Keer, Kees, Keeton, Kelbey, Kelle, Keller, Kelley, Kelsey, Kelten, Kendel, Kenlea, Kenley, Kenner, Kepler, Keppel, Keppeler, Ker, Kerbey (see Kirby), Kerem, Kester, Keven, Keyes, Keyne, Konner, Kramer, Meier, Melker, Mercer, Meyer, Neper, Nester, Peder, Peter, Pieter, Rafer, Reiner, Renier, Seager, Seeger, Seger, Sender, Shefer, Telfer, Tellfer (see Telford), Trever, Verner, Weaver, Werner and Wheeler. These names tend to be more frequently used than Keefer.

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