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).
A suggested similar baby name is Harbert. Like Harper, this name is not commonly used.