Harper Name Meaning & Origin
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Although more recently used for both boys and girls, Harper has traditionally been a boys' name.
Some Dungeons and Dragons nerds might remember the Harpers as a group whose ideology is noble, and its members pride themselves on their integrity and incorruptibility. Harpers do not seek power or glory, only fair and equal treatment for all. Harpers are dedicated to helping one another in times of need, and friendships between Harpers are unbreakable. They believe that one can never have too much information. Too much power leads to corruption and no one should be powerless.
To the above: You are calling yourself a dungeons and dragons nerd. Just saying.
- Personal experiences with the name Harper: | Edit
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 think it's been taken over by the girls.
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
Harpster? I worked with a guy whose last name was Harpster - he was a HORRIBLE person and when he retired everybody said "What a relief!"
- 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.
Bryce Harper is a pro baseball player
Harper Edward Weyman (b. 2008), son of American actress Laura Allen
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"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.