Piper Name Meaning & Origin

Piper

Pronunciation: PIY-per (key)

Origin of the name Piper:

Transferred use of the surname of English and Scandinavian origin which is derived from the Old English pípere (piper, one who plays the pipe) and the Old Norse pípari (piper, one who plays the pipe).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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My granddaughter's name is Piper. I call her PiPi girl or PiPi for short. My son calls her Peeper. Her mom calls her Piper Pig after Pippa pig.

We call my 1 year old "Pipes" for short! It definitely fits her given how loudly she can yell.
^^^ I agree entirely, we call our daughter Pipes too and the name fits lol

Our three year-old Piper is also called Pi and we sometimes write it as π.

We call our 3 year old Piper "Pipes" "Pippi" and "Pepper"

My name is Piper and I'm called Pipes because I sing in choir and I'm called Poppy like the flower. I've also been called Pip, Pipper, Pipe,and Pi to name a few

We call our 4 year old - "Pippa", "Pippie", "Pipsqueek", "Sweet Pea", and "Pipercub" (our family is full of pilots and airplane enthusiasts). But Pippa is the favorite lately.

When my daughter was two and you would ask her what her name was she would say Pipey, so that one stuck for a while. She is six now and we pretty much just call her Piper or Pipe.

After four boys, we finally had a baby girl and named her Piper Rae. Her 3 year old brother says "Peeper," and my husband has taken a liking to calling her that as a nickname.

Our 1 year old is Piper Laurel and we call her Pippa and Pipes, especially when she's fussy.

My daughter's name is Piper Savanh. Savanh means heaven is Lao. Anyways, one night my husband and I were just being silly and called her Pipier (Pi-pee-ay) instead as if it were a French pronounciation. Since then, it's just stuck.

We call our 3 year old sister "Miss Piper" it sounds cute.

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I'm called many, many things including Pepper, Pipper, Pippi, and Pipes. I like this name because it's cute when you're a child, and as you grow, it fits whatever personality is. Punk rock? Piper. Sophisticated? Piper. Intelligent? Piper. Plus, it's somewhat uncommon. Also, it's short, pretty, and hard to butcher the pronunciation of.

For make the Piper angry : Paper or Diaper :)

Meanings and history of the name Piper

Pipe or flute player.

Famous real-life people named Piper

Piper Laurie, actress (born Rosetta Jacobs)
Piper Maru, daughter of actress Gillian Anderson
Piper Palin, daughter of GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin
Piper Perabo, actress
Piper Gilles, American ice dancer
Piper Kerman, author of the book "Orange is the New Black"
Piper Curda, actress in I Didn't Do It!, a Disney channel show
Piper Bee-Jones (b. 2006), daughter of Canadian-American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actress, media critic, and television host Samantha Bee
Piper Rockelle, youtube star

Piper in song, story & screen

Piper Halliwell, character in the TV series "Charmed", played by Holly Marie Combs. A little cranky, but overall kind, maternal, and very beautiful. Often mispronounced as "Pipper" on the show.

"The Piper", song by ABBA
"Piper", song by Phish
The Pied Piper of legend used his magic pipe to lure a plague of rats into a river, then, when the villagers refused to pay the agreed-upon fee for this, lured their children away into the mountains.
Piper McLean, Greek demigod from the series The Heroes of Olympus, the sequel of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
Piper Chapman, character in the TV series Orange Is The New Black, played by Taylor Schilling

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