Harper: Name Meaning, Popularity and Info on BabyNames.com

What is the meaning of the name Harper?

The name Harper is primarily a gender-neutral name of English origin that means Harp Player.

The name Harper is of English origin and is derived from the Old English word "hearpere," which means "harp player" or "minstrel." The name was originally an occupational surname for someone who played the harp and it later became a given name for both boys and girls.

Five famous people named Harper include:

Harper Lee - An American author, best known for her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961.
Harper Beckham - The daughter of David and Victoria Beckham, who is often photographed with her famous parents and has become something of a celebrity in her own right.
Harper Simon - An American singer-songwriter and guitarist, who is the son of singer-songwriter Paul Simon.
Harper Reed - An American entrepreneur and computer programmer, who was the chief technology officer for Barack Obama's 2012 presidential campaign.
Harper Woods - An American professional basketball player who has played for the Denver Nuggets in the NBA.

Five fictional characters named Harper include:

Harper Finkle - A character from the TV show "Wizards of Waverly Place." Harper is the best friend of the main character, Alex Russo, and is known for her quirky personality and fashion sense.
Harper Pitt - A character from the play "Angels in America" by Tony Kushner. Harper is a Mormon housewife who struggles with anxiety and addiction.
Harper Avery - A character from the TV show "Grey's Anatomy." Harper is a legendary surgeon and the namesake of the prestigious "Harper Avery Award."
Harper Row - A character from the DC Comics universe. Harper is a skilled mechanic and vigilante who becomes an ally of Batman.
Harper Connelly - The main character in a series of mystery novels by Charlaine Harris. Harper has the ability to sense the location of dead bodies and helps solve crimes with her partner, her stepbrother Tolliver.

People who like the name Harper also like:

Grayson, Liam, Finn, Jackson, Landon, Hudson, Oliver, Olivia, Violet, Charlotte, Amelia, Scarlett, Ella, Ava

Names like Harper:

Harbor

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Harper Seven Beckham - daughter of Victoria Beckham and David Beckham , born 2011
Harper Grace Burtka-Harris - daughter of Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka , born 2011
Harper Willow Grohl - daughter of Dave Grohl and Jordyn Grohl , born 2009

Stats for the Name Harper

checkmark Harper is currently #5 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Harper is currently #11 in U.S. births

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Hats Off to (Roy) Harper - Led Zeppelin
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