Piper

Piper - A unique female name



  Feb 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Piper, meaning pipe or flute player, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1952 on position #1566. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Piper and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Piper? 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 Piper. The baby girl name Piper was given to 3,035 baby girls in 2012, ranking #98 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 466 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Piper peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 98.



Famous with this name

Piper Perabo
Piper Laurie
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Piper is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Piper is currently topping the baby name charts in North Dakota at position #23 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #339.

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 Piper is where you live.


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Piper origin and meaning

Piper is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means pipe or flute player. To see famous people named Piper, pop culture references for the name Piper and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Piper

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

Priya / Pyper / Peri / Perri / Pepper / Perry / Pari / Pura / Pier / Prairie /

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
201298
2011110
2010144
2009147
2008172
2007239
2006246
2005259
2004264
2003340
2002446
2001410
2000517
1999723
19981248
19971152
19961280
19951944
19942192
19932300
19923403
19912411
19902373
19892467
19882810
19872466
19862649
19852420
19842670
19832569
19822223
19812524
19801754
19792032
19781670
19771459
19762285
19751674
19741838
19731505
19721559
19711675
19701593
19692023
19681280
19671626
19661683
19651745
19641573
19632030
19622106
19612256
19602216
19592139
19581759
19571852
19562337
19551512
19541984
19531834
19521566

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
North Dakota23
Montana28
Iowa31
Wyoming32
Oklahoma32
Vermont32
New Hampshire38
Alaska42
Oregon43
Indiana44
Kansas48
South Dakota48
Minnesota49
Washington49
Kentucky50
Nebraska52
Arkansas54
Colorado56
Idaho58
Tennessee59
West Virginia65
Maine65
Missouri70
Wisconsin72
Alabama75
Mississippi77
Ohio80
North Carolina83
South Carolina86
Utah86
Virginia93
District of Columbia94
Louisiana95
Pennsylvania97
Delaware99
Maryland104
Michigan107
Florida107
Georgia110
Illinois112
Nevada113
Massachusetts126
Texas137
Arizona138
Connecticut164
Hawaii182
New York193
New Mexico206
California253
New Jersey339

Even more about Piper


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 Piper a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Piper?

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 Piper
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 466
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1952
2012 births +3,035

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