English occupational name
"barrel maker"

Cooper Origin and Meaning

The name Cooper is both a boy's name and a girl's name of English origin meaning "barrel maker".
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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Famous People Named Cooper

  • Cooper Morrison CarlisleAmerican NFL football player
  • Cooper WallaceAmerican NFL football player
  • Cooper PillotAmerican actor
  • Cooper Patrick CronkAustralian Rugby League player
  • (Kerry) Cooper VunaAustralian rugby league player
  • Cooper EdensAmerican children's author
  • Cooper Manningson of NFL player Archie Manning; brother of NFL players Peyton and Eli Manning
  • (Thomas) Cooper HuckabeeAmerican actor
  • (Alfred) Cooper RawsonEnglish politician
  • (James) Cooper SmeatonCanadian ice hockey player, referee and coach
  • Cooper Bradford Hefner (b. 1991)son of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner
  • (Edgar) Cooper Endicott (b. 2000)son of TV personality Melissa Rivers; grandson of Joan Rivers
  • Cooper Jacob Morrow (b. 2002)son of actor Joshua Morrow
  • Cooper Hoffman (b. 2003)son of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Cooper Dominic Zee (b. 2005)son of actress Ming,Na Wen and Eric Zee
  • Cooper Marshallson of bassist Brian Marshall of Creed and Alter Bridge
  • Cooper Atticus HarrisJacobsen (adopted 2008), son of actor/singer Sam Harris and Danny Jacobsen
  • Cooper Arrieta (b. 2011)son of baseball player Jake Arrieta
  • Cooper Blue Arrouet (b. 2015)son of entrepreneur Dylan Lauren; grandson of designer Ralph Lauren; twin of sister Kingsley Rainbow
  • Cooper Alf Jones (b. 2018)son of McFly member Danny Jones
  • Cooper Deruson of vlogger Julie Deru
  • Finley Cooper Bernsenson of actor Corbin Bernsen
  • James Fenimore CooperAmerican novelist

Cooper in Pop Culture

  • Cooper Freedmancharacter on TV's "Private Practice"
  • Cooper Andersonbrother of Blaine on TV's "Glee"
  • Coopercharacter on TV's "Hannah Montana"
  • Coopercharacter in Nora Roberts's "Black Hills"
  • Cooper Danielscharacter on animated series "Ben 10"
  • Coopercharacter in video game "Dino Crisis"
  • Special Agent Dale Coopercharacter on "Twin Peaks"
  • Cooper Leebrother of Deb Lee, on "One Tree Hill"
  • Cooper Finleycharacter on TV's "Young And Hungry"
  • "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" TV series
  • Sheldon Coopercharacter on TV's "The Big Bang Theory"
  • Sly Coopermain character in the Sly Cooper video game series
  • Mark Coopermain character on TV's "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper"
  • D.B. Cooperpseudonym for an infamous plane hijacker who disappeared in 1971