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Harper (boy)

What does Harper mean?

Harper Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: old english, occupational, surname.

Variations

Harper has 1 variant: Harpur.

Creative forms:
(male) Harer, Harter, ..

(female) Harpen, Harpet, ..

Middle name pairings:
Harper Charlie (H.C.), ..

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)

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)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended 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.

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