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Meaning and Origin of: Hopper

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First name origins & meanings:

  • American : Celebrity baby name

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English and Scottish : occupational name for a professional tumbler or acrobat, or a nickname for a restless individual with plenty of energy, Middle English hoppere, an agent derivative of Old English hoppian ‘to hop’.
  • German : nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German hoppen ‘to limp or stumble’.
  • Dutch : occupational name for a hop grower or seller, from Middle Dutch hoppe ‘hop(s)’ + the agent suffix -er.

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