Name
HARPER

Name HARPER

Between 1880 and 2022 there were 150,333 births of Harper in the countries below, which represents an average of 1,059 births of children bearing the first name Harper per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 11,536 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Harper   
In Italiano Nome Harper   


Information about the first name Harper

The first name Harper has been assigned to:
3.44% to boys
96.56% to girls
The country where the first name Harper is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Female
This first name has 6 letters including 2 vowels and 4 consonants

Harper in Japanese *

Romajihaaupaa
Katakanaハーウパー
Hiraganaはーうぱー
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
Harper in Japanese
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Harper in sign language

Harper in binary language

01101000 01100001 01110010 01110000 01100101 01110010

Origin and meaning of name Harper

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English harpere, from Old English hearpere (“harpist, harper”), equivalent to harp +‎ -er. Cognate with Middle Low German harpære (“harper”), German Harfer and Harfner (“harper”).
Noun src :
  • harper (plural harpers)
  • A harpist, especially one who plays a traditional harp without pedals.
  • (obsolete) An old Irish brass coin bearing the emblem of a harp.
  • the harper that was gathered amongst us to pay the piper
Pronunciation src :
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈhɑː(ɹ)pə(ɹ)/
Proper noun src :
  • Harper
  • A surname originating as an occupation for a player of the harp.
  • A male given name transferred from the surname.
  • A female given name transferred from the surname, of modern usage.
  • A census-designated place in Malheur County, Oregon, United States.
Surname (C) src :
  • Chandler Harper (1914–2004), American golfer
  • Charles Harper (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Charley Harper (1922–2007), American artist and illustrator
  • Charlie Harper (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Chris Harper (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Clifford Harper (born 1949), English anarchist and cartoonist
  • C. Michael Harper (1927–2016), American businessman
  • Colin Harper (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Cullen Harper (born 1985), American football player
Surname (F) src :
Surname (G) src :
  • Gavin Harper (born 1986), British technology writer
  • George Harper (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Gerald Harper (born 1931), English actor
  • Glenn Harper (born 1962), Canadian football player
  • Glyn Harper (born 1958), New Zealand military historian
  • Goodloe Harper Bell (1832–1899), American teacher and educator
  • Graeme Harper (born 1945), English television director
  • Graeme Harper (writer), British writer and critic
  • Gregg Harper (born 1956), American politician
Surname (H) src :
  • Hannah Harper (born 1982), English pornstar
  • Harold Harper (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Harry Harper (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Heather Harper (1930–2019), Irish operatic soprano
  • Henry Harper (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Herbert Harper (cricketer) (1889–1983), English cricketer and umpire
  • Herbert Reah Harper (1871-1956), Australian electrical engineer
  • Herbie Harper (1920–2012), American jazz trombonist
  • Hill Harper (born 1966), American actor
Surname (I) src :
  • Ian Harper, Australian economist
  • Ida Husted Harper (1851–1931), American author
  • Irving Harper (1916–2015), American industrial designer
Surname (K) src :
  • Kalenna Harper (born 1982), American singer-songwriter
  • Kate Harper (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Keith Harper (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Kellie Harper (born 1977), American basketball player and coach
  • Kelly Harper (born 1979), American recording artist
  • Ken Harper (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Kenton Harper (1801–1867), American printer
  • Kevin Harper (born 1976), Scottish footballer
Surname (N) src :
Surname (P) src :
  • Patricia Harper (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Peter Harper (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Philip Harper (disambiguation), multiple people
Surname (T) src :
  • Tanisha Harper (born 1985), Japanese-American model
  • Ted Harper (1901–1959), English footballer
  • Terri Harper (born 1996), British boxer
  • Terry Harper (born 1940), Canadian former ice hockey player
  • Terry Harper (baseball) (born 1955), American baseball player
  • Tess Harper (born 1950), American actress
  • Thomas Harper (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Toni Harper (1937–2023), American singer and actress
  • Travis Harper (born 1976), American baseball player
Surname (V) src :
  • Valerie Harper (1939–2019), American actress
  • Vern Harper (1936–2018), Canadian activist
  • Virginia Harper (1929-1997), American activist
Surname (W) src :
  • Wally Harper (1941–2004), American composer
  • Walt Harper (1926–2006), American jazz pianist
  • Walter Harper (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Warren Harper (1932–1997), American football coach
  • William Harper (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Willie Harper (born 1950), American football player
  • Winard Harper (born 1962), American drummer
  • Winifred Harper (1872–1933), American author
  • Winnifred Harper Cooley (1874–1967), American author
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • Harper
Noun (Synonyms) src :
  • (one who plays a harp): harp-player, harpist
FR French
Etymology src :
Pronunciation src :
  • (aspirated h) IPA(key): /aʁ.pe/
Verb src :
  • harper
  • (transitive, intransitive) to grasp forcefully
Old French
Verb src :
  • harper
  • to play the harp
DK Danish
Noun src :
  • harper c
  • indefinite plural of harpe
NO Norwegian Nynorsk
Noun src :
  • harper f
  • indefinite plural of harpe
NO Norwegian Bokmål
Noun src :
  • harper m or f
  • indefinite plural of harpe
 

Popularity of the name Harper

Number of HARPER births per year

Total births of Harper by country

Births with the first name Harper
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2022
4,100
116,019
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2021
556
11,408
AUAustralia
1930 - 2022
83
9,900
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2022
183
2,179
ONOntario
1913 - 2019
78
1,919
ABAlberta
1980 - 2022
49
1,283
IEIreland
1964 - 2022
4
806
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2022
5
786
FRFrance
1900 - 2022
83
255
CASKSaskatchewan
2013 - 2022
0
310
NSNew Scotland
1920 - 2022
0
82
QCQuebec
1980 - 2022
5
71
DEGermany
2000 - 2022
6
37
CHSwitzerland
1909 - 2021
7
28
DKDenmark
1985 - 2022
1
26
BEBelgium
1995 - 2022
0
18
SESweden
1998 - 2022
0
17
CLChili
2010 - 2021
1
7
ITItaly
1999 - 2021
1
7
ATAustria
1984 - 2021
3
3
PLPoland
2000 - 2022
0
4
PTPortugal
2014 - 2022
1
2

Total births of Harper by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Harper
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
2022
74
8,191
GBUnited Kingdom
2021
32
1,480
AUAustralia
2022
0
865
ONOntario
2019
8
311
NZNew Zealand
2022
0
167
ABAlberta
2022
2
125
IEIreland
2022
0
82
BCBritish Columbia
2022
0
73
FRFrance
2022
14
36
NSNew Scotland
2022
0
29
CASKSaskatchewan
2022
0
28
QCQuebec
2022
0
4
DEGermany
2022
1
3
DKDenmark
2022
0
3
SESweden
2022
0
3
CHSwitzerland
2021
0
2
PLPoland
2022
0
2
ITItaly
2021
0
1

Comments on the name Harper

Personalities with the first name Harper

There are 4 personalities with the first name Harper


Harper Lee
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United states of america
Screenwriter Actor Writer Musician Poet lawyer Novelist Prosaist


Harper Simon
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United states of america
Composer Singer Singer-songwriter Guitarist


Harper Williams
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United states of america
Basketball player


Harper Carter
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United states of america
Actor Businessperson Television actor



Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Harper

There are 153 actors and actresses with the first name Harper
Harper Leigh Hunter
Harper Simon
Harper Carter
Harper Flaherty
Harper Goff
Harper Roisman
Harper Johnston
Harper Harris
Harper Barnes
Harper Davis
Harper Ladd
Harper Wayland
Harper Shernoff
Harper Frawley
Harper Schwartz
Harper Postma
Harper Yang
Harper Chernikoff
Harper Lee
Harper Harris
Harper Winkler
Harper Lee
Harper Klay
Harper Studzinski
Harper Behar
Harper Wasnesky
Harper Mahood
Harper Pilat
Harper Stobbe
Harper More

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Harper
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Harper

Rankings of first name HARPER by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#955GB United Kingdom2021
#1082ON Ontario2019
#1456US United State of America2022
#1926AB Alberta2022
#2163FR France2022
#11567DE Germany2022
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
#5AB Alberta2022
#8NS New Scotland2022
#9NZ New Zealand2022
#11US United State of America2022
#12AU Australia2022
#17CASK Saskatchewan2022
#19ON Ontario2019
#26GB United Kingdom2021
#28BC British Columbia2022
#67IE Ireland2022
#832DK Denmark2022
#946PL Poland2022
#1032QC Quebec2022
#1114FR France2022
#1570SE Sweden2022
#2490CH Switzerland2021
#5046DE Germany2022
#21073IT Italy2021