What does the baby name Hooper mean? Learn about what Hooper means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.
Hooper - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity
The etymology of the name 'Hooper' can be traced back to the Middle English word 'hoper' or 'hopere', which referred to a maker or repairer of hoops. The word itself has Germanic roots, derived from the Old English word 'hop', meaning 'to enclose' or 'to surround'. This reflects the cooper's role in crafting the hoops that held the barrels together.
The name 'Hooper' does not hold significant cultural or historical significance. It originated as an occupational surname, reflecting the importance of the cooper's trade in English society. However, it does not have any specific cultural connotations or associations.