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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Couper

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From Old French coper, colper (“to cut off”), probably, derived from cop (“blow”), colp (modern coup), with its meaning coming from the idea of cutting off with a blow. It may correspond to a Vulgar Latin verb *colpāre, syncopated form of *colaphāre, from Latin colaphus (compare Old Spanish golpar, colpar, Old Portuguese golpar, golbar). Alternatively, possibly from Vulgar Latin *cuppāre (“to behead”), from Latin caput (“head”), although this is unlikely.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Couper

Heather Anita Couper is a scientist in the field of astronomy. Heather was born on June 2nd, 1949.


Archibald Scott Couper was a scientist. Archibald was born on March 31st, 1831 in Kirkintilloch. He breathed his last breath on March 11th, 1892.


Mildred was born in 1887. She breathed her last breath in 1974.


William Couper was an artist. William was born in 1853 in Norfolk, Virginia. He breathed his last breath on June 23rd, 1942.


James was born on August 9th, 1752. He passed away on January 7th, 1836.


Murray was born on October 24th, 1948.


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Popularity of Couper as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Couper U.S.
  White 90.05% 64.26%
  African American 4.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Couper

People with the last name Couper are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Couper

  • How Popular is the name Couper? Couper is the 30,000th most popular name of all time. As a last name Couper was the 52,851st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Couper have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 159 babies born with the first name Couper in the United States. That's more than enough people named Couper to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Couper? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2000 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Couper first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Couper is Monday, January 31st, 1944.
  • What year had the most people named Couper born? The highest recorded use of the first name Couper was in 2010 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Couper: Your name in reverse order is Repuoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Poreuc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Couper? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 392 people with the last name Couper.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Couper? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Couper as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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