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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Cooper

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Cooper in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Cooper:

  • Records indicate that 54,854 boys in the United States have been named Cooper since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2010, when 5,206 people in the U.S. were given the name Cooper. Those people are now 10 years old.

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    Comments about the name Cooper

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      31 Positive Comments

  • "My names Cooper. Some friends call me Coop. I think it?s a cool name because not many people have it. I?m 20 years old now." Jun. 24, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in 2002 and I named him Cooper. I was watching Entertainment Tonight when I was pregnant and heard that Melissa Rivers had a son named Cooper and I loved it right away. I think it suits him perfectly. He's very much into sports and very athletic. He gets called Coop now, but when he was little, my parents called him "Two-Door Coop". I think it's the perfect name for my boy." Sep. 27, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have an 8 month old little boy named Cooper Ross (Ross is my maiden name). I wanted my some to have a strong and masculine name. I love the name because it is rough and tumble and it suits him perfectly. He's always happy, and always into something, all boy! I get a lot of compliments on it but some people have told me they really didn't like it at first but it grew on them. I think it is a solid strong name." Feb. 28, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son born November 16th 2011 is named Cooper Jay, here in the UK cooper is more of a surname and thats why I chose it! It's so unique and I love it!" Mar. 24, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wifes step fathers last name is Cooper, for our wedding gift he gave us his 68 mustang, I feel really strongly about calling our son Cooper rather than Hunter,or Harrison, as Cooper has a special meaning for us! Except for my mother inlaw lol!!!" Feb. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Cooper Thomas but we call him Cooper T. Everyone we come across loves the name. It is not so common in around here and we wanted him to have a name that was different from the norm." Oct. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I live in the UK and as soon as i heard the name cooper when I was pregnant i knew that it would be my little boy's name many people hated it at first but i thought stuff them I love it and hey ho he is now 2 years of age and everyone always tells me what a lovely name it is." Sep. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "we named our son cooper and I absolutley love it. we get lots of comments on it and i wouldn't change it for anything!" Aug. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is Andrew Cooper and we call him Coop, He is 8weeks and everyone loves the name" Aug. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Cooper Jean in 1996, because of a barrel connection with our wedding (long story). Everyone calls her "Cooper" and sometimes "Super Duper Cooper." We love it, love her, of course, but at 14, she hates her name because everyone mistakes her for a boy. I hated my name at 14, too, but learned to appreciate it more as I grew up. I'm hoping the same for her. Let us know of you have a girl named Cooper. Maybe she'll feel better!" May. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am naming my son Cooper. Our last name will be Jonas. NBD." May. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate


  • "I absolutely love this name and I am hoping to name my baby boy this if I can get my husband to agree." Feb. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 5yo is Cooper Dylan and we absolutely love it. "Coop" has taken on a life of it's own around here." Jan. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm in my 30's. my nickname is cooper. But it's used so commonly that most people don't even know my real name. I have a theory that people heard my parents call me cooper and from there the name spread. LOL. I can dream, can't I? Long live the Coopers" Jan. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name. If pooper cooper is the worst they can think of my Cooper will be fine... after all our last name is Simpson and we could have named him Bart!" Aug. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son's name is Michael (family name) Cooper and we call him Cooper. I love that is is common, but uncommon enough to stand out! And it just fits him perfectly!" Jul. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. I think I'm a bit partial to it because it is my maiden name. I am planning on naming my baby Cooper if it is a boy." Jun. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our super Cooper was born 2009. We live in Singapore right now, and the locals always give a confused look when they ask his name. But everywhere else, the response is always "what a cool name!". Cooper is my wife's maiden name, so it has special significance for us." May. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We've called our son Cooper since birth(1995). Yes, he gets called names at times (jr. high go figure) but he's got great character, and he rises above it. We all know mean kids will twist anything or use anything they can to be hurtful. We call him "Coop" at times and a lot more people have told him it's a cool name than teasing him about it..." Mar. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We love it so much we named our baby boy Cooper. He's super dooper!" Mar. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Cooper is due in May 2009. We're bringing back the Coop-A-Loop made famous by Michael Cooper of the Los Angeles Lakers." Jan. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Cooper. He was born in 2002. My husband said it would sound good if he were playing a sport and people cheered for him. This is what he had to cinvince me to use the name? I liked it anyway. Thought it was good with our 1st son's name, Griffin" Nov. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name Cooper, my son is Cooper and was named after his Great grandfather and Great grandmother as a combination of the too of their names. He became Cooper Blair 22 years ago.... great name! Very strong becoming much more common" Oct. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Cooper, he was born in 2006. At the time, I thought it wasn't too common but it is a name that you see more and more. Still, we love the name!" May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Cooper 30 years ago in 1977. He never had anyone make fun of his name. As a matter of fact, everyone he is introduced to never forgets his name. I also have a Cody and a Colt and all my kids loved their names." Jan. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Cooper but I think it is quite a bit more popular than this website shows." Nov. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Cooper and will name my son Cooper!" Sep. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Cooper and will name my son Cooper!" Sep. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Cooper. He is well liked and a very nice boy...Cooper is a good choice for a boys name!!!" Apr. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My last name is Cooper and since I'm the last person with that last name in my family, I'm going to name my daughter Cooper to uphold the family spirit. When I get married my last name will change so I will pass the name Cooper down to her." Dec. 7, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      4 Negative Comments

  • "Im sorry I do not like this name. My husband does but I can not call my son this, it reminds me of a bird or something that is cooped up in a cage lol" Jul. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am named cooper and I find it very bland and ugly." Jan. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi, i'm 14 and i'm a girl and my name is cooper. i absolutley hate it! i am mistaken for a boy a lot, but even worse, i got my name becuase my dad read my mom's handwriting wrong and thought that it said barrel instead of babies. it's really embarrasing and it sounds like a little kid's name too. and by the way, my mom also commented, making me sound like a little kid and underexaggerating the whole thing :(" May. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "All I can think about is some kid at school calling my kid "cooper pooper". I know it's dumb, but I just don't really care for the name. My brothers name is can think of all the things kids thought of to poke fun at him. Don't really want to inflict that on my kids." Oct. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      21 Neutral Comments

  • "Cooper is a job. You may as well call your child Tinsmith. That's not Tim Smith." Jan. 17, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yo my name is cooper and I?m the raddest kid on the block baby -15 yrs" Sep. 9, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cooper and I was born in 2010, but I'm 8 not 7, if I was 7 I would be born on 2011 or 2012, well this name is mostly the only name I like for myself." Apr. 5, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cooper and I am a girl. I am in my 30's. As a child I hated the name. When asking my name I would get comments "No, what is your first name."; "Oh, I thought your would be a boy."; or sometimes kids would tease. Lets face it, what kids don't get teased about something? If it's not the name it will be something else. As I get older I have really learned to love and except my name. I love that for a girl my name is not common. I Love the fact that I can be the ONLY Cooper in the room and no one forgets my name. And many people love it. I get complimented often about my name and if feels good. I wish people would stop making names gender specific. Names are what they are, I know girls and boys who hate their names and they are common like Ashley or John." Jan. 9, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Cooper and we love it. It suits him perfectly. We wanted a name that was slightly unusual just like his sister's name, Kyla. When people find out his name, they feel the need to comment on how they LOVE the name. We're so glad we chose it. It's certainly a strong name and fairly rare here in the UK. Always well received. So happy with our choice" Sep. 2, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Thinking about Cooper for my little boy, I like the name, I think its a strong and also unusual. I have a pretty normal name (James) and my surname will suit Cooper. My wife is thinking about it, we have a list of 7 names and have decided to name him when we see him. Cooper is my favourite and I just hope that we are brave enough to name him that." Dec. 4, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Cooper in July of 2010. A great friend of mine has the last name Cooper. He got me through some tough times and I wonder if that is part of why we came to this name. I wanted a name like no other-ironically it was the year Cooper was named the most this far in HISTORY! What" Oct. 4, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My last name is Cooper, my daughter recently had a son and named him Cooper. At first it seemed weird but now the whole family digs it. Now every time I turn around I hear the name its pretty dang cool." Sep. 24, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am in my first trimester and we are already looking for names. We have agreed on Cooper AnneMarie for a girl. At first I wasn't okay with it, it sounded more like a last name to me than a first name, but the more I say it, the more I really do love it. I'm getting more and more excited about it!" Nov. 4, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "We've chosen Cooper James as the name for our baby boy due next month in honor of his grandfathers, Calvin Cooper and James Warden. We love it!" Jul. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name cooper i named my dog cooper and if i had a human baby boy that would be his name as well well it's different and a handsome name i think :)as for kids calling names kids will find a way what ever your name is true" Apr. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son was born yesterday (1-6-11) and we chose Cooper Grey XXX. Everyone seems to feel its WASPY or preppy. That's fine with me though..." Jan. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cooper and everyone tells me they love my name because it is unique" Oct. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Cooper...I love it and it fits perfectly...he is all boy...athletic and handsome. He loves mom and is sensitive...:)" Feb. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cooper is a surname. In 30 years people will laugh at the idea it could be a christian name." Jan. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband loves this name but our last name begins with the same KOO sound. I am afraid the two will be too similiar and not flow well." Sep. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "To the first commenter: By the way your post reads, for a little while your daughter's name will be "Cooper Cooper" :) I am reminded of the character from Joseph Heller's Catch-22 named "Major Major", his parents (surname: Major) gave their son the given name of Major and also the same as a middle name. In the Air Force, they promoted him to the rank of (you guessed it) Major, and despite his bad behavior would never promote or demote him away from being "Major Major Major Major"." Apr. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "first I'm a girl. Haha yes I am and you can imaginehowppl look at me when I tell them that. The first thing they ask me is if it's my real first name then they're really surprised I'm a girl! Ummm I have nicknames like coop and supa coop =]" Feb. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Planning on naming our new little boy due in Feb 09 Cooper Griffin...his brother is Dexter Owen so we like somewhat different names, Super Duper Cooper...and Cooper Pooper actually works well for a newborn--haha! Coop is a cute nickname, even if it does rhyme with poop :-)" Jan. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name Cooper, my son is Cooper and was named after his Great grandfather and Great grandmother as a combination of the too of their names. He became Cooper Blair 22 years ago.... great name! Very strong becoming much more common" Oct. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im a nanny for a little boy named Cooper. it suits him so well. I call him Coop or Cooper Dooper, so cute. Id love to name my son cooper. its such a strong name." Aug. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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