What does Harper mean?
Harper \ha(r)-per\ as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Harper) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Harper is "harpist, minstrel". The name became famous when Harper Lee published her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1960).
Harper is a rare first name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#185 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Harper for girls. Harper was first listed in 2004 and reached its peak rank of #11 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)