Trapper 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 Trapper

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Trap"per
  1. One who traps animals; one who makes a business of trapping animals for their furs.
  2. [Mining] A boy who opens and shuts a trapdoor in a gallery or level.

Etymology: From Trap to insnare

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Someone who sets traps for animals (usually to obtain their furs)

trap +‎ -er

  1. One who traps animals; one who makes a business of trapping animals for their furs.
  2. (mining) A child who opens and shuts a trapdoor in a gallery or level.
  3. An ornamental covering for a horse. See trapping and caparison.
  4. (slang) A drug dealer.
  5. (slang) A performer of trap music.

trapper was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Dutch, French, Norwegian Bokmål, and Norwegian Nynorsk

Notable Persons Named Trapper

Notable Persons Named Trapper

Trapper Nelson

Trapper was born in 1909 in Trenton, New Jersey. Trapper is also known as Vincent Nostokovich, Natulkiewicz, Vince "Trapper" Nelson, Vincent Natulkiewicz, and Vincent Nelson. He left this life in 1968.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Trapper

Notable Persons With the Last Name Trapper

Time Trapper

Time Trapper is a comics character.

Chris Trapper

Chris was born on March 31st, 1971.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Trapper U.S.
  White 97.52% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Trapper

People with the last name Trapper are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Trapper

  • How Popular is the name Trapper? Trapper is the 11,929th most popular name of all time. As a last name Trapper was the 138,304th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Trapper have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 867 babies born with the first name Trapper in the United States. That's more than enough people named Trapper to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Trapper? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Trapper first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Trapper is Wednesday, August 11th, 1897.
  • What year had the most people named Trapper born? The highest recorded use of the first name Trapper was in 2011 with a total of 41 babies.
  • Random Trapper Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Trapper is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Trapper: The name spelled backwards is Reppart. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Atprepr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Trapper? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 121 people with the last name Trapper.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Trapper? Trapper is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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