English occupational name
"pipe or flute player"

Piper Origin and Meaning

The name Piper is a girl's name of English, Romanian origin meaning "pipe or flute player".

Piper is a bright, musical name that entered the list in 1999, one year after the debut of the TV series Charmed, which featured a Piper, and it's been a consistent riser since. Piper Kerman is the memoirist whose prison experiences provided the basis for the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black.

Piper has been chosen by several celebs for their daughters, including Gillian Anderson and Cuba Gooding, Jr., and is now one of the top girls' names starting with P.

One of the first Pipers on the scene was Piper Laurie (born Rosetta), after whom actress Piper Perabo was named.

# 133 in the US

Piper Rank in US Top 1000

# 175 on Nameberry

Piper Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Piper Popularity

Famous People Named Piper

  • Piper Laurie (born Rosetta Jacobs)American actress
  • Piper Lisa PeraboAmerican actress
  • Piper Eressea KermanAmerican memoirist of "Orange Is the New Black"
  • Piper Mackenzie HarrisAmerican actress
  • Piper Joy CurdaAmerican actress
  • Piper ReeseAmerican entertainment reporter and actress
  • Piper GillesAmerican,Canadian ice dancer
  • Piper PerriAmerican adult film actress
  • Piper Maru Klotz (b. 1994)daughter of actress Gillian Anderson
  • Piper Indy Grace Palin (b. 2001)daughter of politician Sarah Palin
  • Piper Gooding (b. 2005)daughter of actor Cuba Gooding, Jr.
  • Piper BeeJones (b. 2006), daughter of TV personalities Jason Jones and Samantha Bee
  • Piper LaFayettedaughter of ice hockey player Nathan LaFayette
  • Piper Addison Dalton (b. 2008)daughter of TV personality Jonny Fairplay and model Michelle Deighton
  • Piper Sherlock (b. 2010)daughter TV journalist Amber Sherlock
  • Piper Rose Davies (b. 2015)daughter of actress Leigh Arnold and Steve Davies

Piper in Pop Culture

  • Piper McLeancharacter in Rick Riordan's Heroes Of Olympus series
  • Piper Halliwellcharacter on TV's "Charmed"
  • Piper Woodsmain character in "Gone Too Far" by Natalie D. Richards
  • Piper McCloudmain character in "The Girl Who Could Fly" by Victoria Forester
  • Piper Chapmanmain character on Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black;" inspired by memoirist Piper Kerman
  • Piper Hartcharacter on Nickelodeon's TV series "Henry Danger"
  • Piper Castletoncharacter in movie "Next Stop Wonderland"
  • Piper Pinwheelercharacter in animated movie "Robots"
  • Pipercharacter in "How I Live Now" by Meg Rosoff
  • Piper Shawa character on MTV's "Scream"
  • Piper Wrightcharacter from the Fallout video game series
  • Piper Willischaracter in Australian soap opera "Neighbours"
  • Piper Walshcharacter in the Devils Rock series by Sophie Jordan
  • Pixie Pipercharacter in "The Secret Destiny of Pixie Piper" by Annabelle Fisher
  • Piperrepresents universal harmony In Greco,Roman mythology
  • "Piper" song by Phish

Piper in Nameberry Blog Posts