Harper

Harper - A popular female name



  Oct 22,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Harper, meaning harp player, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1991 on position #4368. 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 girl name Harper was given to 7,154 baby girls in 2012, ranking #24 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 198 baby girls were given this name - making this a popular female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Harper peaked in popularity 6 years ago in 2012 on position 24.



Famous with this name

Shane Harper
Kyra Harper
Frank 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 South Dakota at position #2 - and is the least popular in Rhode Island at position #216.

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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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Harper is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Harper goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 1 other girls in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

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.

Harpreet / Herbert / Heriberta /

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
201224
201154
2010118
2009170
2008295
2007439
2006514
2005756
2004913
20031099
20021297
20011220
20001407
19991665
19981998
19972393
19961569
19952926
19943228
19934402
19914368

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Dakota2
Nebraska4
Montana4
Iowa4
North Dakota4
Arkansas7
Missouri8
Kansas9
Alabama10
Oklahoma10
Wisconsin11
Minnesota11
Utah11
Colorado12
Alaska13
Kentucky13
Tennessee13
North Carolina14
Indiana15
South Carolina15
Georgia17
Wyoming18
Ohio18
Maryland18
Virginia19
West Virginia19
Michigan22
New Hampshire24
Oregon24
Mississippi24
Washington25
Idaho26
Louisiana27
Texas27
Illinois30
Pennsylvania30
Vermont31
Maine34
Arizona36
Delaware42
Florida44
Connecticut45
Nevada52
New Jersey54
Massachusetts58
District of Columbia59
New Mexico81
New York86
California94
Hawaii102
Rhode Island216

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 popular female 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
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Harper
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 198
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1991
2012 births +7,154

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