Roper name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Roper

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rop"er
  1. A maker of ropes.
  2. One who ropes goods; a packer.
  3. One fit to be hanged.(Old Slang)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A craftsman who makes ropes
  2. A cowboy who uses a lasso to rope cattle or horses
  3. A decoy who lures customers into a gambling establishment (especially one with a fixed game)

rope +‎ -er

  1. Agent noun of rope; one who uses a rope, especially one who throws a lariat.
  2. (dated) A maker of ropes.
  3. One who ropes goods; a packer.
  4. (archaic, slang) One fit to be hanged.

roper was also found in the following language(s): Norwegian Bokmål and Norwegian Nynorsk

Notable Persons Named Roper

Notable Persons Named Roper

Roper Lethbridge

Roper was born on December 23rd, 1840. He breathed his last breath on February 15th, 1919.

Roper Stote Donnison Roper

Roper was born in 1771. He left this life in 1822.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Roper

Notable Persons With the Last Name Roper

DJ Spinderella

DJ Spinderella is a hip hop music and dance music dj, producer, rapper, actress, disc jockey, hip hop production, rapping, and actor. She plays Phonograph and Vocals. Her ongoing career started in 1986. DJ was given the name Deidra Muriel Roper on August 3rd, 1971 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. DJ is also known as Dee Dee Roper, DJ Spin, and Spin.

Margaret Roper

Margaret was given the name Margaret More by her parent Thomas More in 1505. She died in 1544.

Kirsty Bertarelli

Kirsty Bertarelli is a songwriter, singing, song writer, and singer. Kirsty was given the name Kirsty Roper on June 30th, 1971 in Staffordshire. Kirsty is also known as Roper and Kirsty.

Kristina Anapau

Kristina Anapau is an actress and writer. She was most active from 1997 to present. Kristina was given the name Kristina Elizabeth Anapau Roper on October 30th, 1979 in Hawaii, US.

Tony Roper

Tony Roper is a nascar driver.

Sylvester H. Roper

Sylvester H. Roper was a machinist and inventor. Sylvester was given the name Sylvester Howard Roper on November 24th, 1823 in Francestown, New Hampshire. He passed away on June 1st, 1896.

  • William Roper
    High Sheriff of Kent
  • Frank Roper
  • Daniel C. Roper
    Office Holder
  • Moses Roper
  • Jesse Lee Roper
  • Matt Roper
  • Elmer Ernest Roper
    --05- Leader of the Alberta Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
  • Bill Roper
  • Christen Roper
  • Abel Roper
  • Brian Roper

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roper U.S.
  White 73.04% 64.26%
  African American 20.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.76% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.12% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roper

People with the last name Roper are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Roper

  • How Popular is the name Roper? Roper is the 18,925th most popular name of all time. As a last name Roper was the 1,787th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roper have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 409 babies born with the first name Roper in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roper to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roper? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1992 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Roper first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roper is Monday, July 4th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Roper born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roper was in 2013 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Random Roper Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roper is not a popular baby boy's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Oklahoma have the same name in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Roper: The name spelled backwards is Repor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Porre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roper? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 20,065 people with the last name Roper.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roper? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Roper as their last name.
  • Roper name meaning

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