Meaning and Origin of: Kuper

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Cask
  • Old English : Barrel maker

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.