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Harper Meaning


What does Harper mean?

The name Harper is of English origin.

The meaning of Harper is "harp player".

Harper is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Har-per.

The Given Name Harper

Transferred use of the surname, an occupational name describing someone who played the harp.

Harper appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

Want to make this name more unique? Try spell it backwards.

An elegant name that will delight parents.

Harper falls into the musical name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Harper Lee.

Harper Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 9 in baby name popularity for girls with 10,582 occurrences. It ranked 971 in baby name popularity for boys with 212 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 11 in baby name popularity for girls with 10,487 occurrences. It ranked 800 in baby name popularity for boys with 285 occurrences.

View the Harper Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Harper has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Harper to other names.

Harper Related Names

Famous Harpers

  • Harper Lee ~ Writer

Harper Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Harper.

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Harper Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Harper in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Harper.

Just for fun, see the name Harper in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Harper in Nautical Flags page.