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Meaning and Name Origin

Kiefer \ki(e)-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.


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

Kiefer has 1 more related variation via Cooper: Coop.


Kiefer is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#4333 out of 88799, Top 5%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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 usage of the boy name Kiefer and associated names. Popular variation forms of Kiefer ranked in the Top 1000 are Cooper (#86 a year ago) and Keifer. These boy names were at the height of their popularity in the year 2010 and have remained as popular to this day, but with the version Kiefer becoming less stylish. Cooper (#86) is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cooper, Keifer, Kiefer in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kiefer is pronounced similarly to Kefir. Like Kiefer, this name is not frequently used.