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What does Kiefer mean?

Kiefer /kie-fer/ as a boys' name is pronounced KEE-fer. It is of German origin, and the meaning of Kiefer is "barrel maker". Variant of Cooper. Actor Kiefer Sutherland; painter Anselm Kiefer.

Associated with: maker (occupational).


Kiefer has 8 variants: Keefer, Keifer, Kiefert, Kieffer, Kieffner, Kiefner, Kuefer and Kueffner.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Kefer, Klefer, ..

(female) Kieferri, Kiekee, ..

How popular is Kiefer?

Kiefer is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#3087 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Displayed below is the birth name history of Kiefer for boys. Kiefer entered the list in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #709 in the U.S. in the year 1991, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the history of the boy name Kiefer and associated names. Popular variation forms of Kiefer are Cooper (#86 via latest list) and Keifer. These relations of Kiefer were at the height of their popularity less than a decade ago (average #1358) and have remained as popular to this day (#1362, 7.9%), but with the version Kiefer becoming somewhat outmoded. Cooper is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation.

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

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

Similar Names


Kiefer is pronounced similarly to Kefir. Other suggested similar names are Abeer, Ameer, Brewer, Dieter, Dizier (see Desiderio), Einer, Eizer, Elemer, Emeer, Filmer, Fisher, Greger, Kacper, Kadeer, Kaiser, Kasper, Keder, Keefe, Keeffe, Keeley, Keen, Keenen, Keer, Keir, Keller, Kenner, Kepler, Ker, Kerem, Kester, Keye, Kidder, Kienan, Kienen, Kieran, Kieren, Kieron, Kile, Kiley, Kimbel, Kinsey, Kirwen, Kleiner, Konner, Kramer, Krister, Kyler, Linder, Loeber, Meyer, Miller, Miner, Neper, Peer, Peter, Pieter, Piper, Rafer, Ridder, Rider, Riker, Ritter, River, Seger, Shefer, Silver, Speer, Tiger, Tigger, Trever, Wilber, Wilmer, Winter and Xever. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kiefer.