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Harper Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Harper?

The very popular name Harper was the 11th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2017.

This top 50 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #10 for the first time in 2015 and as recently as 2016 with 10,773 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Harper was less than 5, most recently in 1979.

Approximately during the years 1988-1996, and 1997-2016 the name Harper took a definitive turn upwards in popularity.

Sometimes the name Harper has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Where is the name Harper popularity headed?

Currently, the name is at or near its highest point when compared to its most popular year.

Harper's popularity has been soaring upward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Harper lately has risen.

The name Harper is a huge favorite and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

*Mouse over the charts or scroll down to the table for data details.

 
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   Harper (Girl)Harper (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 10,451 11 284 800
2016 10,773 10 296 793
2015 10,291 10 341 722
2014 9,606 11 328 728
2013 8,277 16 366 660
2012 7,188 24 416 606
2011 4,674 53 402 607
2010 2,631 119 341 688
2009 1,903 172 316 737
2008 1,128 296 248 856
2007 727 441 231 879
2006 597 508 195 955
2005 363 742 139 1,153
2004 274 887 77 1,679
2003 200 1,103 72 1,704
2002 164 1,224 73 1,639
2001 176 1,172 58 1,898
2000 135 1,385 47 2,152
1999 112 1,526 44 2,146
1998 93 1,713 39 2,289
1997 86 1,759 29 2,697
1996 107 1,505 39 2,159
1995 53 2,432 19 3,477
1994 33 3,389 11 5,217
1993 23 4,436 14 4,322
1992 21 4,738 16 3,814
1991 21 4,704 14 4,085
1990 12 7,023 11 4,799
1989 11 7,140 12 4,372
1988 8 8,672 11 4,282
1987 8 8,257 6 6,399
1986 7 8,857 8 5,034
1985 11 6,178 13 3,484
1984 5 10,988 8 4,711
1983 5 10,837 10 3,974
1982 6 9,608 9 4,363
1981 8 7,634 8 4,687
1980 5 10,930 10 3,953
1979 < 5 -- 5 6,421
1978 9 6,580 9 3,971
1977 5 10,155 9 3,957
1976 9 6,226 10 3,576
1975 7 7,420 9 3,766
1974 9 5,921 5 5,515
1973 < 5 -- 10 3,300
1972 < 5 -- 8 3,761
1971 5 8,768 17 2,315
1970 < 5 -- 12 2,788
1969 < 5 -- 9 3,164
1968 < 5 -- 13 2,373
1967 < 5 -- 5 4,203
1966 < 5 -- 8 3,079
1965 < 5 -- 8 3,084
1964 < 5 -- 7 3,412
1963 < 5 -- 6 3,793
1962 < 5 -- < 5 --
1961 < 5 -- 7 3,489
1960 < 5 -- 6 3,818
1959 < 5 -- 14 2,234
1958 < 5 -- 7 3,384
1957 < 5 -- 6 3,730
1956 < 5 -- 17 1,968
1955 < 5 -- 10 2,661
1954 < 5 -- 9 2,831
1953 < 5 -- 5 4,034
1952 < 5 -- 13 2,196
1951 < 5 -- 12 2,297
1950 < 5 -- 12 2,257
1949 < 5 -- 11 2,391
1948 < 5 -- 16 1,908
1947 < 5 -- 12 2,298
1946 < 5 -- 9 2,606
1945 < 5 -- 8 2,649
1944 < 5 -- 15 1,844
1943 < 5 -- 7 3,071
1942 < 5 -- 14 1,988
1941 < 5 -- 13 2,037
1940 < 5 -- 10 2,387
1939 < 5 -- 15 1,830
1938 < 5 -- 18 1,640
1937 < 5 -- 12 2,133
1936 < 5 -- 12 2,114
1935 < 5 -- 12 2,179
1934 < 5 -- 15 1,889
1933 < 5 -- 11 2,277
1932 < 5 -- 16 1,875
1931 < 5 -- 11 2,383
1930 < 5 -- 21 1,615
1929 < 5 -- 16 1,958
1928 < 5 -- 18 1,864
1927 < 5 -- 22 1,668
1926 < 5 -- 24 1,535
1925 < 5 -- 21 1,705
1924 < 5 -- 29 1,393
1923 < 5 -- 13 2,383
1922 < 5 -- 31 1,320
1921 < 5 -- 23 1,611
1920 < 5 -- 28 1,402
1919 < 5 -- 16 2,013
1918 < 5 -- 17 1,944
1917 < 5 -- 21 1,611
1916 < 5 -- 17 1,802
1915 < 5 -- 27 1,284
1914 < 5 -- 20 1,360
1913 < 5 -- 16 1,341
1912 < 5 -- 18 1,116
1911 < 5 -- < 5 --
1910 < 5 -- 6 1,489
1909 < 5 -- < 5 --
1908 < 5 -- 6 1,288
1907 < 5 -- 5 1,424
1906 < 5 -- 11 779
1905 < 5 -- 13 683
1904 < 5 -- < 5 --
1903 < 5 -- < 5 --
1902 < 5 -- < 5 --
1901 < 5 -- < 5 --
1900 < 5 -- 7 1,095
1899 < 5 -- 8 817
1898 < 5 -- 7 929
1897 < 5 -- 6 996
1896 < 5 -- 6 1,038
1895 < 5 -- 12 622
1894 < 5 -- < 5 --
1893 < 5 -- < 5 --
1892 < 5 -- 5 1,147
1891 < 5 -- 6 898
1890 < 5 -- 6 934
1889 < 5 -- < 5 --
1888 < 5 -- 5 1,100
1887 < 5 -- < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- 7 798
1885 < 5 -- 9 667
1884 < 5 -- 7 809
1883 < 5 -- 10 614
1882 < 5 -- 5 1,003
1881 < 5 -- 9 623
1880 < 5 -- < 5 --

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.