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What does Kieffer mean?

Kieffer Pronunciation of Kieffer [ki-ef-fer] as a boys' name has its root in German, and the name Kieffer means "barrel maker". Kieffer is a variant form of Kiefer (German): transcription of Cooper.

Associated with: maker (occupational).


Kieffer has 3 variants: Keefer, Keifer and Kuefer.

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

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

(female) Kiefra, Kiefry, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kieffer Arion (K.A.), ..

How popular is Kieffer?

Kieffer is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#5118 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Kiefer and Keifer are the popular alternative forms of Kieffer (outside Top 2000). These relations of Kieffer were favored as baby names 24 years ago (median #816). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Kieffer is alike in pronunciation to Kefir. Other suggested similar names are Dieter, Fielder, Keder, Keefe, Keeffe, Keer, Keller, Kenner, Kepler, Kester, Kidder, Kienen, Kieren, Kierren, Kleiner, Pieter, Shefer and Telfer. Like Kieffer, these names are not commonly used.

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