Meaning Of The Name Harper | Baby Names | Kidadl


Discover the origin, meaning and pronunciation of the name Harper.

Formerly a popular surname, the name Harper has recently gained rapid popularity as a name for babies. The meaning of Harper comes from the Old English word hearpere, simply meaning ‘harper’. This name can also be suggested as an anglicized version of the German household name Härpfer, which derives from playing the actual musical instrument, the soulful harp. A medieval baronial hall was undoubtedly incomplete without the magic of the harper’s fingers pulling the harp's delicate strings. The position of a harper was sometimes passed down to the same family, and this occupation was among the most important ones in northern England, Ireland and Scotland in those days. A regular in the top 50 names since 2015, some well know Harpers around the world include Harper Lee, author of the famous novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and the absolutely adorable daughter of the Beckhams, Harper Beckham. This could be the the perfect fit for your baby!


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Spelling of Harper

H-A-R-P-E-R , is a 6-letter neutral given name.

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