US Popularity:32
Meaning:harpist, minstrel
If you come from a musical family and want to share it with baby, then Harper is a sweet choice. This gender-neutral English name means "harpist" or "minstrel." In Medieval England, minstrels were traveling entertainers and musicians who would recite poetry to music. They could even sometimes be jugglers and acrobats. A harpist, meanwhile, was one of the most influential figures in a medieval hall and would regularly use the name Harper as their surname. Even if baby turns out not to have a musical bone in their body, this name is sure to hit the right note.

Famous People Named Harper

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  • Harper Lee

Harper Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Harper is currently #33 on The Bump
Boy:Harper is currently #17 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Harper is currently #28 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Harper is currently #32 in U.S. births
Boy:Harper is currently #1427 in U.S. births
Girl:Harper is currently #11 in U.S. births

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