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Harper Name Information

Gender 👩🧑 Boy And Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \har-pur\
Number in U.S 👶 97,000
Rate in 2021 29
Numerology 🔢 12
Name origin 🌍 English

Harper : Meaning, Origin and Popularity

The name Harper meanings and origins

The name “ Harper “ is a name that has been used all around the English speaking countries. This name has an English origin. The name “ Harper “ has other different roots like, Irish and Scottish. The name has been also used as a surname. Some theories illustrate that the surname “ Harper “ is originated from an occupational name and it is derived from the Middle English. The meaning of this name can be “ harper “.

Popularity of the name Harper

The name “ Harper “ is one of the most common names all around the world. But if you have an American family, you should note that this name is not a popular baby’s name in Arkansas based on the data given by American reliable resources in the year 2009 in the United states of America.

For instance, we can say that only 5 newborn babies were given the name “ Harper “ in the year 2009. A total of about 2200 newborn baby boys were named “ Harper “ in the year 2009 in the United states of America. From the year 1880 to the year 2018, the highest recorded use of this name is related to the tear 2016, about 10700 newborn babies were given the name “ Harper “ at that time.

Since the year 1880, the given name “ Harper “ was recorded 86700 times in the SSA public database. This name appeared in the year 1881 for the first time on the popularity charts. This name became a common one in the year 2011 with a rank of 54 nationwide and was registered 460 times as a baby girl’s name.Harper follows the way of surnames evolving that become into popular first names. The first touch of top 1000 name ranking for harper was in 2004. Ranked as No. 887 upon its initial appearance, Harper has since jumped way up to the top, being No. 10 in 2020.
Between 2005 and 2006 Harper made its biggest leap , when it jumped 234 places. It steadily increased in popularity in the following years until it broke top 10 status in 2015. It peaked in 2018 and 2019 when the name Harper was ranked No. 9.

The name “ Harper “ became a common name as a baby girl’s name in the state of North Dakota in the year 2014. The given name ranked 1 with only 69 newborn babies. The all time high record for this name was in the year 2016 in the state of Texas with 860 newborn kids. This name is a consistent top ranking girl’s name in the state of Montana for about 11 consecutive years.

Personality of the name Harper

Here we have the letter analysis of the name “ Harper “

H is for hero, as you appear to many

A is for altruism, the unselfish you

R is for reasonable, your understanding way

P is for perfection, it is what you seek

E is for excite, your spirit is catching

R is for righteous, you know when you are right

If you are considering a nickname for your baby named “ Harper “, you can select the reversed form of the main form. The reversed form of the name “ Harper “ can be “ Reprah “.


Famous people named Harper

Aaron Harper

Adam Harper who is a British Mathematician

Adrian Harper who is an Irish footballer

Alan Harper

Alec Harper who was a British soldier


Similar names to the name Harper

Hudson, Hayden, Haiden and Hector

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12/6/2022 4:08:24 AM

I have to agree with the "definition". I think of Harper as a male name though I know Harper Lee is a woman and recently TWO people we know have had baby girls and named them Harper.

11/28/2022 12:59:52 AM

I've loved this name since the day I was given To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, to read at thirteen! I knew one day when I had a child they would be named Harper. That day arrived 30th January, 2006, our daughter was born. Her name, HARPER!

11/21/2022 5:00:28 AM

My last name now is Harper and when i get married and have kids i sooo want to name Either boy or girl Harper Lynn :)

11/20/2022 11:57:44 AM

If we have another daughter, I would like to name her Harper. Still working on my husband with that one, but I think It's such a strong, beautiful name.

11/7/2022 9:33:02 PM

My daughter's name is Harper. It is different and It'suits her well. Yes, some people don't care for it at first because its not common but thats what we wanted. we wanted her to be unique but not outlandish. I think its a great name

11/3/2022 2:23:44 PM

I named my baby girl, Harper Grace. I love it. I get some odd looks when I introduce her to older people but who cares, people are individual and their names should reflect who they are, not trendy names of the time. An added bonus is the children's book, "Little Harper Grace and the Hummingbird" is still in print and my 3.5 year old LOVES it.

3/14/2022 6:26:24 PM

beautiful name. love it. very whimsical yet dynamic. reminds me of Harper Lee, the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird."

8/6/2021 3:13:48 PM

I love the name Harper. I named my son Harper 15 years ago. He is one of a quadruplet, and I picked out different names for the 2 other boys and the girl. Something that you don't hear of everyday.

7/15/2021 9:40:48 PM

I like Harper a lot better for a boy. It's much more unique as a boys name. There are too many girl Harpers. Oh well it's cute either way. Very nice name. (:

7/6/2021 6:59:42 PM

After 7 1/2 long months of searching for the perfect name for our perfect little girl we found Harper and it fits her perfect. It is beautiful and unique without being strange and obvious.


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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Harper?
The origin of the name Harper is English.
*️⃣ How many people are named Harper?
Almost 97000 people are named Harper.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Harper?
The names of Evelyn, Naomi, Victor, Edgar, Judith