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Gender: M Meaning of Harper: "harp player" Origin of Harper: English Harper's Popularity in 2014: #728

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.

Famous People Named Harper

Harper Simon, American singer, son of Paul Simon
Harper Carter, American entrepreneur
Harper Williams, American basketball player
Harper Goff, American artist, musician, and actor
Harper LeBel, American football player
Alexander "Xander" Harper Berkeley, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Harper

Harper, Paul Newman's character in "The Drowning Pool"
Harper Sutton, the best friend of Princess Cecilia in "Palace of Mirrors" by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Charlie and Alan Harper, characters in "Two and a Half Men"