Harper

Harper - A very unique male name



  May 28,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Harper, meaning harp player, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1918 on position #1724. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Harper and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Harper? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Harper. The baby boy name Harper was given to 381 baby boys in 2012, ranking #597 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,307 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Harper peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 597.



Famous with this name

Harper
Hill Harper
Pamela Harper


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Harper is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Harper is currently topping the baby name charts in Idaho at position #286 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,245.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Harper is where you live.


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Harper origin and meaning

Harper is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means harp player. To see famous people named Harper, pop culture references for the name Harper and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Harper

We've found the following names that sound similar to Harper, sorted by popularity.

Herbert / Heriberto / Harpreet / Hurbert / Herberth / Herber / Harvard / Herberto /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012597
2011609
2010675
2009728
2008848
2007871
20061020
20051132
20043485
20032651
20022611
20012021
20002369
19993430
19983349
19963248
19411512
19261348
19181724

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Idaho286
South Carolina322
Arkansas335
Alabama358
Kentucky386
Georgia405
Indiana406
Tennessee406
Wisconsin430
Mississippi435
Missouri437
Michigan473
North Carolina493
Massachusetts505
Iowa516
Oregon522
Nevada535
Colorado548
Louisiana556
Minnesota575
Oklahoma577
Kansas581
Virginia650
Ohio683
Texas686
Pennsylvania690
Maryland738
Washington759
Illinois785
Florida802
Arizona834
New Jersey999
California1037
New York1245

Even more about Harper


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Harper a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Harper?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Harper
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 4,307
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1918
2012 births +381

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