Cooper Meaning and Origin

The name Cooper is a unisex name meaning “barrel maker” and is of English origin. Cooper was an English occupational name for a maker and repairer of wooden vessels such as barrels, tubs, buckets, casks, and vats. The name comes from Middle English couper, from Middle Dutch kuper, a derivative of kup ‘tub,’ ‘container,’ borrowed into English as coop. The popularity of the surname, its cognates, and equivalents bear witness that it was one of the chief specialist trades in the Middle Ages in Europe. Current Popularity: #74.

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