Harper Name Meaning & Origin
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Although more recently used for both boys and girls, Harper has traditionally been a boys' name.
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My son is named Harper, and we know both boys and girls with the name. It works well for both genders.
I prefer it for a boy.
I know a little boy named Harper and it fits him to a T. He has an older brother named Jackson.
My little cousin's name is Harper and I think its so cute!
Harper is cool for a boy. Remember Harper Lee's real name was Nelle and she used her middle name because it was more masculine.
- Nicknames for Harper: | Edit
Harp, Harpie, Harpster
- Meanings and history of the name Harper: | Edit
The meaning of the name Harper is Harp Player.
- Famous real-life people named Harper: | Edit
Paul Simon's son is named Harper.
Harry Potter producer David Heyman's son is named Harper
(Nelle) Harper Lee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Carley Harper, American Modernist artist and illustrator.
Stephen Harper, current Prime Minister of Canada
Ben Harper, American singer-songwriter
Harper Williams was a pro basketball player.
- Harper in song, story & screen: | Edit
"Harper's Bazaar" is a well-known American fashion magazine, first published in 1867. "Harper's Bazaar" considers itself to be the style resource for "the well-dressed woman and the well-dressed mind."
Paul Newman played Harper in the 1966 film of the same name.