Meaning and Origin of: Copper

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Mineral; reddish-brown

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : variant of Cooper, from Middle English copere, found from the 12th century alongside cupere.
  • English : metonymic occupational name for a worker in copper, Old English coper (Latin (aes) Cyprium ‘Cyprian bronze’).
  • Respelling of German Kopper.