Barrel maker






Emily P. Contributor

Cooper, a name with a bark as strong as a barrel-maker (its literal meaning), is a top-notch choice for your canine companion. It's got that old-world charm, yet it's hip enough to be a character in a Wes Anderson film. Plus, it's the name of a certain FBI agent who loves a good mystery and a damn fine cup of coffee (Twin Peaks, anyone?). So, if you want your dog to exude a blend of strength, charm, and a dash of quirkiness, Cooper is the way to go. It's a name that says, "I'm here, I'm endearing, get used to it."

Traits associated with the name Cooper:

Dogs named Cooper tend to be loving, and good-natured. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Cooper?

Naming your dog Cooper suggests that you are a fan of classic, timeless names. It also suggests that you are a fan of the outdoors, as Cooper is a common name for a hunting dog.

Is Cooper a good dog name?

Cooper has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Cooper is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Cooper is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Cooper outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Cooper was, in the past month, the 31st most viewed dog name on

As of June 2024, Cooper is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Cooper was viewed 0 times, and liked 3 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Cooper's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Cooper is most adored in Alaska, Georgia and Mississippi.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Maryland, Iowa and West Virginia.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Cooper.

Most popular breeds named Cooper:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Cocker Spaniel
  5. Beagle

Cooper is found in these categories:

nerdy dog names

This moniker nods to Sheldon Cooper, Big Bang Theory's geeky protagonist.

cute dog names

Evokes friendly vibes, reminiscent of Mini Cooper's compact, adorable design.

british dog names

Associated with barrel making profession, common surname in England.

Dog names like Cooper:

A Fortress, Camp
From the ford by the cliff
Chewbacca's nickname in the star wars franchise.
One who transports goods by cart or wagon.
(of a consistency) requiring chewing
Cooper dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (5)

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Adrianna (Florida, United States)
I think cooper is a great choice for those who have a funny dog who makes them laugh every day, even I know someone who owns a dog named cooper, which is Mrs bullman and she owns a American pit bull terrier mix named cooper.
February 16, 2024

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(Santiago Metropolitan, Chile)
My dog's name is Cooper and he is a brown boxer breed and very affectionate.
November 03, 2023 ◆ Translated

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Bernie (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago)
My new member of our family after my husband transitioned I got Cooper as a friend to my other furry daughter named Brandee he is A very comfortable welcomed member of our family And Cooper nicely made himself at home He's a very spirightly puppy loving and happy
February 13, 2023

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cooper (Delaware, United States)
my name is already cooper i would not name a dog this
November 03, 2022

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angelí_gachs oficial (Lima, Peru)
I have a puppy named Cooper and he is very affectionate.
July 09, 2022 ◆ Translated

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