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Meaning and name origin

Harper \ha(r)-per\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 form: Harpur.


Harper is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#185 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Harper for boys. Harper reached its highest rank of #606 in the U.S. in 2012. (2014 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 suggested similar baby name is Harbert. Like Harper, this name is not commonly used.