Popper may refer to:

*Popper, a person dancing in a certain street/funk style
*Poppers, the family of drugs that are a subset of a class of chemicals known as alkyl nitrites
*Popper, a floating fishing lure or fly with a cupped or flat, forward-crap indentation that flies or "pops" the surface of the water when tugged
*Popper, a ball that rises sharply from the pitch when bowled ('pops up') in cricket
*Popper buttons, another term for "press studs"
*Party popper, a small 'toy' filled with confetti streamers and a small explosive charge to release them
*Air popper, a type of popcorn maker


Popper is derived from the surname Frankfurter [Benzion C. Kaganoff: "A Dictionary of Jewish Names and Their History". 1977. p. 186] . Most are from the Czech Jewish family:

* Albert Popper, Mayor of Vimperk and official doctor of the Schwarzenberg Princes
* David Popper, cellist
* Frank Popper, artist
* Frank J. Popper, Rutgers urban planner
* Joachim Edler von Popper, Court Jew and lessee of the Habsburg tobacco monopoly
* John Popper, musician
* Josef Popper (1838-?), Austrian engineer and author
* Julius Popper, Romanian explorer
* Sir Karl R. Popper, philosopher
* Ota Pavel, Czech author (born "Otto Popper")
* Siegfried Popper (1848-1933), Austrian naval constructor
* William Popper (1874-?), American Orientalist
* Wilma Popper (1857-?), Hungarian authoress; born at Győr

Poppers as a family name:
* Jacob ben Benjamin Cohen Poppers, German rabbi; born at Prague in the middle of the 17th century
* Meir ben Judah Leib Poppers (ca 1624-1662), Bohemian rabbi and cabalist


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