What does Harper mean?
Harper [harp-er] as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' name Harper) is pronounced HAR-per. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Harper is "harpist, minstrel". Occupational surname used as first name.
Harper▲ has 1 variant: Harpur.Creative forms:
(male) Harer, Harter, ..
(female) Harpen, Harpet, .. Middle name pairings:
Harper Eliyahu (H.E.), ..
How popular is Harper?
Harper is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#226 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name statistics of Harper for boys. Harper reached its apex position of #606 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #722 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Barber, Barker, Carter▲, Carver, Casper▼, Farmer, Farrer, Garner, Garpar (see Gaspard), Gasper, Haider, Halver, Hammer, Harben, Harbert, Harden, Hardey, Harel, Harford, Harfurd (see Harford), Harken, Harlea, Harlee, Harlen, Harley▼, Harmen, Harpal, Harpreet, Harrel, Harte, Harvard, Harve▼, Harvee, Harvey▼, Havier, Hayder, Herbert▼, Hooper, Hopper, Jasper▲, Kacper, Kasper, Marmer, Parker▲ and Warner▼. These names tend to be more frequently used than Harper.See names in meaning and etymology.