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Meaning and Origin of: Kuper

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Cask
  • Old English : Barrel maker

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • North German (also Küper) : occupational name for a cooper, from Middle Low German kuper ‘cooper’.
  • Swiss German : nickname for a sulky person, from Swiss German kupen ‘to sulk’, ‘to pout’.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : from Yiddish kuper ‘copper’ (or a Yiddishized form of German Kupfer), hence a metonymic occupational name for a coppersmith or an ornamental name.