Cooper Name Meaning

A tailored pick with a boyish side, Cooper is a modern name with vintage origins. He’s naturally curious, always looking for something or somewhere to explore, whether he’s diving into facts or dashing through the forest.

An occupational name like his friends Marshall and Mason, Cooper follows the word name trend closely. The title for a barrel maker, Cooper has hard work in his bones and is a great name for an industrious little one. He’s also a surname choice, retaining the fancy feel of similar picks Jackson and Lincoln.

Cooper is inherently youthful, a playful pick with spunky nicknames like Coop and Scoop. While he does come across as young at heart, there’s no reason that Cooper won’t age nicely into adulthood. Many of today’s top names fit his styling and will be there right beside him to keep him company.

Cooper has a few famous faces in his wheelhouse like sports stars Cooper Kupp and Cooper Vuna. As a surname, he’s strongly associated with journalist Anderson Cooper and actor Bradley Cooper.

While Cooper has seen an uptick in use recently, he’s far from being an everyday occurrence. He’s simple to say and spell, avoiding pesky issues other names encounter. Similar names to Cooper include Taylor, Sawyer, and Brooks.

Infographic of Cooper name meaning, which is An English name, Cooper means barrel maker.
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Cooper Name Popularity

How popular is the name Cooper? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Cooper was the 83rd most popular boys name, representing 0.3232% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Cooper has been the 317th most popular boys name, representing 0.0558% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 936 5 0.001%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 1,420 5 0.0005%
1919 1,398 6 0.0006%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 1,412 6 0.0005%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 1,426 5 0.0005%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 1,479 5 0.0003%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 1,774 5 0.0004%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 1,937 5 0.0004%
1978 0 0%
1979 1,789 6 0.0004%
1980 1,743 7 0.0005%
1981 1,482 13 0.0009%
1982 1,128 29 0.0019%
1983 1,335 17 0.0012%
1984 956 44 0.003%
1985 935 51 0.0034%
1986 1,046 39 0.0026%
1987 896 63 0.0041%
1988 862 76 0.0049%
1989 776 113 0.007%
1990 759 131 0.0079%
1991 644 205 0.0126%
1992 550 298 0.0187%
1993 489 385 0.0247%
1994 430 493 0.0321%
1995 377 594 0.0394%
1996 356 641 0.0428%
1997 314 814 0.055%
1998 251 1,168 0.078%
1999 260 1,173 0.0783%
2000 240 1,386 0.0907%
2001 201 1,794 0.1191%
2002 194 1,924 0.1284%
2003 166 2,351 0.1545%
2004 133 3,039 0.1994%
2005 121 3,383 0.2213%
2006 113 3,744 0.2391%
2007 96 4,615 0.2925%
2008 92 5,046 0.3265%
2009 84 5,072 0.3393%
2010 75 5,255 0.3647%
2011 82 5,172 0.363%
2012 83 5,191 0.3643%
2013 84 4,890 0.3435%
2014 86 4,839 0.3321%
2015 77 5,262 0.3617%
2016 79 4,964 0.3443%
2017 88 4,572 0.3276%
2018 83 4,441 0.3232%

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Names Like Cooper

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What names are diminutives of Cooper?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Cooper sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Cooper, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Coop

Barrel maker

English


What names sound like Cooper?

If you like how Cooper sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Cooper.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Casper

Treasurer

Persian

#1,295 (0.0051%)  
Gibbor

Strong one

Hebrew

Gibor

Strong one

Hebrew

Harper

Harpist, minstrel

English

#1,007 (0.0097%)  
Hooper

Maker of hoops

English

Jasper

Treasurer

English

#154 (0.1799%)  
Piper

One who plays the pipes

English

Prosper

Fortunate

Latin

Skipper

Ship, boss

English

Trapper

Trapper

American

Vesper

Evening Star

Latin


What names are similar to Cooper?

Find a name that’s like Cooper, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Beckett

Bee cottage

English

#225 (0.1189%)  
Brady

Descendant of Bradach

Irish

#257 (0.0995%)  
Carter

Cart user

English

#24 (0.6778%)  
Hunter

Hunter

English

#57 (0.4404%)  
Jaxon

Son of Jack

English

#39 (0.5605%)  
Kiefer

Barrel maker

German

Parker

Keeper of the park

English

#96 (0.2888%)  
Paxton

Poecc's settlement

English

#219 (0.1207%)  
Sawyer

Wood Cutter

English

#99 (0.2808%)  
Tucker

Cloth softener

English

#183 (0.1561%)  

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3 Comments

  1. It’s just cute and it stuck after calling him that in utero

  2. We have 3 kids, the first one from my husbands first marriage, Aiden. We wanted to connect the kids somehow, so we decided to do it alphabetically. Aiden, Bentley, Cooper. But also when we were choosing Coopers name we wanted it also to be like a car name like Bentley’s, so they are connected. The 4th child will be car name that begins with a ‘D’, I’m thinking Dakota.

  3. Cooper is my maternal grandmother’s maiden name. I love that my son has this special connection with a beloved member of my family.


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