Origin:British
Popularity:29
Meaning:harpist, minstrel
As a girls' name, Harper has had a meteoric rise in the past decade. Whether you like the harp, admire To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee or are simply looking for a stylish occupational name ending in –er, Harper is your pick. David and Victoria Beckham named their daughter Harper Seven in 2011, but Paul Simon was the first, naming his son Harper in 1972. Today the ranks of celebrity parents with a Harper in their family include Shonda Rimes, Neil Patrick Harris and George Stephanopoulos.

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  • Harper Lee
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