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Gender: Male Meaning of Hooper: "hoop-maker" Origin of Hooper: English occupational name

The name Hooper is a boy's name of English origin meaning "hoop-maker". Hooper and is often added to lists like Occupational Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (36)".

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Famous People Named Hooper

Gary Hooper, Celtic Football Club Striker
Larry Hooper, singer from "The Lawrence Welk Show"
Willard Tobe Hooper, American horror movie director

Pop Culture References for the name Hooper

Matt Hooper-Character in the 1975 American horror/thriller flim Jaws. Played by Richard Dreyfuss.
Hooper Humperdink, character from Dr Seuss book "Hooper Humperdink...Not Him"
Molly Hooper, character in Sherlock on BBC


AldabellaxWulfe Says:


That is difficult to say. As a 21 year old woman with a masculine name myself, I can honestly say that I do not appreciate it, and while I don't hate my mother, I do feel a small amount of resentment for her not having chosen something more appropriately feminine. Still, not everyone's experiences are the same, but with Hooper being male, and with it being so close to the popular boy name Cooper, I would tred with caution when it comes to using this name for a girl.