Gender: Unisex (Male and Female)
Usage: Harper is a popular first name. It is more often used as a unisex (male and female) name.
People having the name Harper are in general originating from United Kingdom, United States of America.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 3.
The name Harper is ranked on the 11,916th position of the most used names. It means that this name is commonly used.
We estimate that there are at least 20300 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.001% of the population.
The name Harper has six characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Harper for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Harper is a Scottish family name that has also commonly used as a given name. The name is believed to have originated in the Dalriadan region of Scotland, especially in the Lennox district, and is associated with Clan Buchanan.
Harper is also the anglicization of the German family name Härpfer, deriving from playing the musical instrument harp. Its origin is in Bavaria, especially in the town of Donauwörth, where there exists a Härpferstraße (Härpfer Street).
English (mainly U.S.): transferred use of the surname, originally an occupational name for someone who played the harp. As a female name it has been borne in particular by the southern American writer Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird (1960).
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