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Cooper

Origin: Liberia
gender-male
Region Origin: Western Africa

Cooper is a gender-neutral name of English origin, meaning "barrel maker". It is an occupational name that refers to those who made barrels, vats, casks, buckets, and other containers in Medieval England, when it was a highly prized craft. The name has a strong association with craftsmanship and skill, often seen as a symbol of hard work and dedication. While Cooper was originally a surname, it has gained popularity as a given name in recent years. The name Cooper has two prominent points of origin. Most commonly, it is of English origin, where it is the 35th most prevalent surname in the country. Additionally, the surname Cooper can be geographic, relating to those from the town of Cupar in Fife, Scotland, where it has been seen since the 1200s. The name Cooper is derived from the Middle English "couper," which is adapted from Middle Dutch "kuper," a derivative of "kup," meaning "tub" or "container".

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