Trooper name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Trooper mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Trooper

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  1. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Trooper means "Always going on".
  2. A submission from Illinois, U.S. says the name Trooper means "One who endures adversity".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Troop"er
  1. A soldier in a body of cavalry; a cavalryman; also, the horse of a cavalryman.
  2. A state police officer; -- also called state trooper.(U. S)
  3. A mounted policeman.(Australia)
  4. Trouper.

Note: The black troopers of Queensland are a regiment of aboriginal police, employed chiefly for dispersing wild aborigines who encroach on sheep runs.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A soldier mounted on horseback
  2. A soldier in a motorized army unit
  3. A mounted police officer
  4. A state police officer

From troop +‎ -er, from French troupe. The sense of “one who endures adversity” comes from trouper (“member of an acting troupe”) but through assimilation with the sense of “soldier” has come to be usually spelled “trooper”.

  1. (military) A soldier of private rank in cavalry or armour. [from 1640]
    Synonyms: cavalryman, horse soldier, crewman, armored soldier, zipperhead (Canadian military slang), Tpr (abbreviation)
  2. A cavalry horse; charger.
  3. A soldier.
  4. (Britain) A troopship.
  5. (US) A state trooper. [from 1911]
  6. (Australia) A mounted policeman. [from 1858]
  7. (figuratively, colloquial) One who endures adversity or hardship with an attitude of stoicism and persistence. [from 1959]
    Synonyms: survivor, tough cookie
    He was a real about taking care of the kids for the weekend.

Notable Persons Named Trooper

Notable Persons Named Trooper

Trooper Washington

Trooper was born on April 21st, 1944. He died on November 19th, 2004.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Trooper

Notable Persons With the Last Name Trooper

Greg Trooper

Greg Trooper is an americana (music), alternative country, folk rock, and folk music musician. He plays Acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica, piano, and vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1992. Greg was born on January 13th, 1956.


Fun Facts about the name Trooper

  • How Popular is the name Trooper? Trooper is the 34,908th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Trooper have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 121 babies born with the first name Trooper in the United States. That's more than enough people named Trooper 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 Trooper? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Trooper first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Trooper is Saturday, August 26th, 1911.
  • What year had the most people named Trooper born? The highest recorded use of the first name Trooper was in 2015 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Trooper: The name spelled backwards is Repoort. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ptoeorr. How do you pronounce that?
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