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Harper Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Harper?

The uber popular name Harper was the 9th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 10 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity RANKING of #9 for the first time this year.

Nonetheless, the name was given to the greatest number of children in 2016 with 10,787 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
2018 10,582 9 212 971
2017 10,487 11 285 800
2016 10,787 10 297 794
2015 10,295 10 341 722
2014 9,608 11 328 729
2013 8,280 16 366 660
2012 7,192 24 416 606
2011 4,674 54 402 607
2010 2,633 118 341 688
2009 1,903 173 316 737
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 1,705
2002 164 1,224 73 1,639
2001 176 1,172 58 1,898
2000 135 1,384 47 2,152
1999 112 1,526 44 2,146
1998 93 1,714 39 2,289
1997 86 1,759 29 2,698
1996 107 1,504 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 4,800
1989 11 7,140 12 4,372
1988 8 8,671 11 4,282
1987 8 8,257 6 6,400
1986 7 8,859 8 5,036
1985 12 5,777 13 3,484
1984 5 10,990 8 4,711
1983 5 10,838 10 3,975
1982 6 9,610 9 4,363
1981 8 7,634 8 4,688
1980 5 10,931 10 3,954
1979 < 5 -- 5 6,421
1978 9 6,580 9 3,972
1977 5 10,155 9 3,957
1976 9 6,225 10 3,575
1975 7 7,422 9 3,767
1974 9 5,920 5 5,516
1973 < 5 -- 10 3,301
1972 < 5 -- 8 3,762
1971 5 8,767 17 2,314
1970 < 5 -- 12 2,787
1969 < 5 -- 9 3,165
1968 < 5 -- 13 2,374
1967 < 5 -- 5 4,202
1966 < 5 -- 8 3,081
1965 < 5 -- 7 3,371
1964 < 5 -- 7 3,410
1963 < 5 -- 6 3,793
1962 < 5 -- < 5 --
1961 < 5 -- 7 3,489
1960 < 5 -- 6 3,819
1959 < 5 -- 14 2,235
1958 < 5 -- 7 3,384
1957 < 5 -- 6 3,728
1956 < 5 -- 17 1,968
1955 < 5 -- 10 2,661
1954 < 5 -- 9 2,830
1953 < 5 -- 5 4,034
1952 < 5 -- 13 2,197
1951 < 5 -- 12 2,297
1950 < 5 -- 12 2,258
1949 < 5 -- 11 2,392
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 3,070
1942 < 5 -- 14 1,988
1941 < 5 -- 13 2,037
1940 < 5 -- 10 2,386
1939 < 5 -- 15 1,830
1938 < 5 -- 18 1,640
1937 < 5 -- 12 2,133
1936 < 5 -- 12 2,115
1935 < 5 -- 12 2,179
1934 < 5 -- 15 1,889
1933 < 5 -- 11 2,277
1932 < 5 -- 16 1,876
1931 < 5 -- 11 2,383
1930 < 5 -- 21 1,615
1929 < 5 -- 16 1,959
1928 < 5 -- 18 1,863
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.