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 1200 since 2007, now at Number 86. 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.