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What does Harper mean?

Harper \ha(r)-per\ 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.


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. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Harper for boys. Harper reached its apex position of #606 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #728 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Harper name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Harbert. Like Harper, this name is not frequently used.