Harper Name Meaning & Origin

Harper

Pronunciation: HAR-per (key)

Origin of the name Harper:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Middle English harp (a harp), which arose as an occupational name for a harp player.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Harper

Harpsichord, Harpie, Harp, Harps, Harpsers, Harpser, Harp Harp, Har Har

Meanings and history of the name Harper

Harp player

Famous real-life people named Harper

Harper Lee - American author
Paul Simon's son is named Harper.
Harry Potter producer David Heyman's son is named Harper
E.D nurse in New Zealand soap opera, Shortland Street- Harper Whitley
Harper Rosie Maguire (b. 2008), daughter of American musician Martie Maguire
Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood (b. 2008), daughter of American singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley
Harper Willow Grohl (b. 2009), daughter of American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film director Dave Grohl
Harper Grace Burtka-Harris (b. 2010), daughter of American actor, writer, producer, comedian, magician, and singer Neil Patrick Harris
Harper Renn Smith (b. 2010), daughter of American actress Tiffani Thiessen
Harper Seven Beckham (b. 2011), daughter of English former professional footballer David Beckham and English businesswoman, fashion designer, model, and singer Victoria Beckham
Harper Hader (b. 2012), daughter of American comedian, actor, voice actor, producer, and writer Bill Hader
Harper Frederick American Model

Harper in song, story & screen

Harper is the name of the Mormon wife in the play Angels in America.
Harper is the name of Jennifer Stone's character on the Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place"
Harper's Island was a miniseries on CBS in 2009.
Harper was played by Paul Newman in the film of the same name.
Harper is the surname of main characters in Nickoledeon TV series “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn”

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