[ 2 syll. pi-per, pip-er ] The baby girl name Piper is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced PAYP-er †. Piper's origin and use are both in the English language. The meaning of Piper is 'pipe player'. The first name is derived form the surname, which originated as a byname for someone who played a pipe or flute.
Piper has 13 forms. Forms of the name include Pipe, Piperel, Piperela, Piperele, Piperell, Piperella, Piperelle, Pipper, Pyper, Pypere, Pyperella, and Pyperelle. Another English form is the spelling variant Pipere.
Piper is popular as a baby girl name, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 1990s; prior to that, it was of only sporadic use. At the modest peak of its usage in 2015, 0.212% of baby girls were named Piper. It was #68 in rank then. Out of all girl names in its family, Piper was the most widely used in 2015. Piper has primarily been a baby girl name in the last century.
† Pronunciation for Piper: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"