"harp player"

Harper Origin and Meaning

The name Harper is a boy's name of English origin meaning "harp player".
Harper got its start as a celebrity baby name when Paul Simon chose it for his now-grown son. Since then, other famous parents have followed suit: musician Tim Finn and actor Cecilia Peck both have sons called Harper.

Other high-profile Harpers, like author (Nelle) Harper Lee and starbabies Harper Burtka-Harris and Harper Beckham, are female, but it makes a handsome choice for either sex (and is in the US Top 1000 for both boys and girls).

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Famous People Named Harper

  • Harper SimonAmerican singer, son of Paul Simon
  • Harper CarterAmerican entrepreneur
  • Harper WilliamsAmerican basketball player
  • Harper GoffAmerican artist, musician, and actor
  • Harper LeBelAmerican football player
  • Alexander Harper "Xander" BerkeleyAmerican actor
  • Harper Finn (b. 1998)son of musician Tim Finn of band Crowded House
  • Harper Daniel Peck (b. 1999)son of actress Cecilia Peck; grandson of actor Gregory Peck
  • Harper Edward Weyman (b. 2008)son of American actress Laura Allen
  • Harper Lowery (b. 2010)son of musician Clint Lowery of Sevendust and Seether
  • Harper WattersYoutuber and demi,soloist with Houston Ballet

Harper in Pop Culture

  • Harpermain character in "The Drowning Pool"
  • Dr. Harper Averycharacter on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and namesake of fictional Harper Avery Award; grandfather of Dr. Jackson Avery
  • Harper Suttoncharacter in "Palace of Mirrors" by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Charlie and Alan Harpercharacters in "Two and a Half Men"
  • Roy Harper aka SpeedyRed Arrow and Arsenal, character in DC Comics
  • Seamus Harpercharacter on TV Show Andromeda