What does Kiefer mean?
Kiefer /kie-fer/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Kiefer▼ has 1 more related variation via Cooper: Coop.Kreatif forms: Kirfer, Klefer, Kufer. [more]
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)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity 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 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Kiefer and associated names. Popular variation forms of Kiefer are Cooper (#86 a year ago) and Keifer. These boy names were at the height of their popularity in the year 2010 (usage of 0.3083%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.3047%, down 1.2%), but with the version Kiefer becoming less stylish. Cooper (#86) is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Kiefer▼ is pronounced similarly to Kefir. Like Kiefer, this name is not frequently used.