Harper: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Harper

Harper

Pronunciation: HAR-per (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Harper: | Edit

Although more recently used for both boys and girls, Harper has traditionally been a boys' name.

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 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.

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