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What does Piper mean?

Piper [pi-per] 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: old english.


Piper has 2 variants: Pipere and Pyper.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Pipeg, Pipru, ..

(male) Pipe, Pipen, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Piper for girls. Piper entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #75 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

The only other popular varying form of Piper (#75 the previous year) is Pyper (#974 the previous year). Adoption of these forms of Piper is common in 2014 (usage of 0.3%). Piper has been the most recognizable form, though Pyper has become popular as well over time.

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 names are Eimer, Pier, Piera, Pilar, Pip, Pippa and Pippy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Piper.