Harper is a boy name and means harpist, minstrel. It is a English name and its pronunciation is \ha(r)-per\. Other similar names and variants include: Harpur. Harper is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#185 out of 88799).
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Based on our intensive research on international Census data we identified the number of babies named Harper over the years and Harper's popularity rank:

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Harper Lee
Harper Lee

Born on April 28, 1926

  • Age: 96
  • Birth sign: Taurus
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 9
Go Set A Watchman

Go Set A Watchman


From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—"Scout"—returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Harper a popular name?

Over the years Harper was most popular in 2019. According to the latest US census information Harper ranks #23rd while according to famousnames.vip Harper ranks #5th.

How popular is the name Harper?

According to the US census in 2018, 8922 boys were born named Harper, making Harper the #29th name more popular among boy names. In 2019 Harper had the highest rank with 10665 boys born that year with this name.

How common is the name Harper?

Harper is #29th in the ranking of most common names in the United States according to he US Census.

When was the name Harper more popular ?

The name Harper was more popular in 2019 with 10665 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named Harper

The last time a baby was named Harper was in 2020, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2020 are named Harper?

In 2020 there were 8922 baby boys named Harper.