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Gender: M Meaning of Cooper: "barrel maker" Origin of Cooper: English occupational name Cooper's Popularity in 2015: #77

The genial yet upscale and preppy Cooper was one of the first occupational last names to catch on -- and Cooper remains a pleasing option.

Cooper began his rapid climb in 1982 and has been in the Top 100 since 2007, now at Number 77. It is wildly popular in Australia, where in some areas Cooper is the top name.

Two surnamed Coopers currently shining a spotlight on the name: Anderson and Bradley, and Cooper/Coop is one of the doctors on Nurse Jackie. Parents of Coopers include Melissa Rivers and Dylan Lauren.

Famous People Named Cooper

Cooper Morrison Carlisle, American NFL football player
Cooper Wallace, American NFL football player
Cooper Pillot, American actor
Cooper Patrick Cronk, Australian Rugby League player
(Kerry) Cooper Vuna, Australian rugby league player
Cooper Edens, American children's author
(Thomas) Cooper Huckabee, American actor
(Alfred) Cooper Rawson, English politician
(James) Cooper Smeaton, Canadian ice hockey player, referee and coach
(Edgar) Cooper Endicott, son of TV personality Melissa Rivers, grandson of Joan Rivers
Cooper Hoffman, son of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman
Finley Cooper Bernsen, son of actor Corbin Bernsen
Cooper Blue Arrouet, son of Dylan Lauren
Cooper, daughter of actor Jason London
James Fenimore Cooper, American author

Pop Culture References for the name Cooper

Cooper Freedman, character on TV's "Private Practice"
Cooper Anderson, brother of Blaine on TV's "Glee"
Sheldon Cooper, character on TV's "The Big Bang Theory"
Cooper, character on TV's "Hannah Montana"
Cooper, character in Nora Roberts's "Black Hills"
Coop Burtonburger, character on TV's "Kid vs. Kat"
Cooper Daniels, character on animated series "Ben 10"
Cooper, character in video game "Dino Crisis"
Sly Cooper, main character in the Sly Cooper video game series
Mark Cooper, main character on TV's "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper"
Special Agent Dale Cooper, character on "Twin Peaks"
Cooper Lee, brother of Deb Lee, on "One Tree Hill"
Rebekah Cooper, main character of Tamora Pierce's "Provost's Dog" trilogy
Cooper, female character on TV's "Grandfathered"