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Pronunciation

hɑrpər

Origin

English

Meaning

This charming name for a little girl is all smiles. With not a cloud on its horizon, Harper is full of southern charm. A musical name, it originally comes from the Old English surname for a person who played the harp or who made harps. Fresh, contemporary and straight-forward, Harper was almost unknown before the year 2000 but that's all changed now.

Rank in the year 2015

Harper was ranked #36 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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