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Gender: Male Meaning of Cooper: "barrel maker" Origin of Cooper: English occupational name Cooper's Popularity in 2018: #83

The name Cooper is a boy's name of English origin meaning "barrel maker". Cooper is ranked #83 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Classic Rock Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Three Strikes, You're Out -- Boys".

From the experts:

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 is a popular choice for baby boys. 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.

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rayleemarie Says:


My Dog "Nephews" name. I have met so many dogs with this name to the point where I find it hard to picture on a human.

babyonemoretime Says:


I can't help but think "Cooper" and "pooper" rhyme too much, But I think that's just me, and I am sure that not a lot of people make that connection.

lesliemarion Says:


Welcome back, Twin Peaks and Special Agent Dale Cooper.