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What does Piper mean?

Piper Pronunciation of Piper as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' name Piper) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Piper is "pipe player". Occupational name. Actress Piper Laurie.

ASSOCIATED WITH Pi-, old english


VARIANTS Pipere, Pyper

(female) Pipeg, ..

(male) Pipe, ..

Piper Maite (P.M.), ..

How popular is Piper?

Piper is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2292 out of 4276, Top 54%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#1537 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Piper entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #68 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Piper name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Piper outside U.S.

Which version is better?

The only other popular varying form of Piper (#68 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) is Pyper (#1088). Adoption of these forms of Piper was common in 2015 (USAGE OF 0.3%). Piper has been the most recognizable form.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Piper, Pyper in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Piper outside U.S.

Similar Names

Piper is pronounced similarly to Pepper. Other recommended sound-alike names are Eimer, Pier, Piera, Pilar, Pip, Pippa and Pippy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Piper.

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