Cooper, meaning “barrel maker,” is a great male dog name for dogs who are eager to please or independent. Find out more about dogs named Cooper.


Name: Cooper

Meaning: “Barrel maker”

Personality: Eager to PleaseIndependent

About This Name: In the movie Angel Dog, after a man named Jake loses his family in an automobile accident, his dog, Cooper, helps him learn to live again. A young actor named Cooper Rowe had a starring role in the TV series Glee, and another child star, Cooper Timberline, starred in the movie Falsify. There are many celebrities from across the decades whose last name is Cooper, including Jackie Cooper, Gary Cooper and Anderson Cooper.

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