Harper - Meaning of Harper
What does Harper mean?
[ 2 syll. har-per, ha-rp-er ] The baby girl name Harper is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced HHAARPer- †. Harper has its origins in the Old English language and it is used largely in English. The name Harper means 'harp player'.
Forms of Harper include the names Harpar, Harpir, Harpo, Harpur, and Harpyr.
Another form of the name is the shortening Harp.
See also the related category english.
Harper is very popular as a baby girl name, and it is also perceived as trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 2000s; prior to that, it was of only sporadic use. At the recent peak of its usage in 2018, 0.573% of baby girls were named Harper. It had a ranking of #9 then. Out of all girl names in its family, Harper was the most regularly used in 2018. Although Harper is used more commonly as a baby girl name today, there was a period from 1905 to 1906 that it was more popular with boys. After 2004, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys. There were 38 times more baby girls than boys who were named Harper in 2017.
Baby names that sound like Harper include Harpur, Harpyr, Harpar, and Harpir.
† Pronunciation for Harper: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"
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