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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kooper

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  • A user from Texas, United States says the name Kooper is of English origin and means "Gift of authority".
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International Interest

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kooper

Al Kooper is a blues, rhythm, and pop rock musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, bass, Hammond organ, keyboards, percussion, and mandolin. He holds the title Al Kooper – "I Can't Quit Her" from the 2-Disc album Rare, Well-Done, Al Kooper – "Flute Thing" from the 2-Disc album Rare + Well-Done, and Albert's Shuffle" from Super Session. He was most active from 1958 to present. Al was born on February 5th, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Al is also known as Roosevelt Gook.


Markus was born on September 12th, 1918. He died on December 22nd, 2005.


He died in 1913.


How popular is the baby name Kooper in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1990 5 0 5
1992 6 0 6
1993 13 0 13
1994 11 0 11
1995 11 0 11
1996 14 0 14
1997 15 0 15
1998 20 0 20
1999 25 0 25
2000 22 0 22
2001 49 0 49
2002 31 0 31
2003 54 0 54
2004 66 8 58
2005 96 10 86
2006 98 5 93
2007 138 12 126
2008 157 8 149
2009 185 14 171
2010 181 14 167
2011 187 18 169
2012 206 24 182
2013 205 19 186
2014 206 28 178
2015 219 19 200
2016 196 14 182
2017 203 22 181
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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Kooper as a first name

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Popularity of Kooper as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kooper U.S.
  White 76.65% 64.26%
  African American 5.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.99% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.98% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kooper

People with the last name Kooper are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Kooper

  • How Popular is the name Kooper? Kooper is the 5,697th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kooper was the 106,570th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kooper have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,619 babies born with the first name Kooper in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kooper to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kooper? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kooper first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kooper is Tuesday, April 10th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Kooper born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kooper was in 2015 with a total of 200 babies.
  • Random Kooper Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kooper is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Kooper: Your name in reverse order is Repook. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Pkeroo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kooper? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 167 people with the last name Kooper.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kooper? Kooper is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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