English surname
"barrel maker"

Cooper Origin and Meaning

The name Cooper is a girl's name meaning "barrel maker".

Cooper is one of the American names used for both genders, but much more often for boys.

More than 140 American parents chose it for their baby girls in the most recent year counted....compared with over 5500 baby boys. That puts it far below our usual 10 percent cutoff for considering a name truly gender-neutral, though it wouldn't be unusual to meet a female Cooper.

Cooper Popularity

Famous People Named Cooper

  • Cooper London (b. 1996)daughter of actors Jason London and Charlie Spradling

Cooper in Pop Culture

  • Coopercharacter on TV's "Grandfathered"
  • Rebekah Coopermain character of Tamora Pierce's "Provost's Dog" trilogy

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