Harper got its start as a celebrity baby name when Paul Simon chose it for his now-grown son. Harper as a girls' name has been growing in popularity over recent years, but when it was chosen for their first daughter's name by superstars Victoria and David Beckham, it really hit the big time. It is now more commonly given to girls than boys. In the USA in 2014, the girls name hit Number 11, whereas the boys name is at 728. In England and Wales the figure was at 141 for girls vs. #821 for boys.