Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Harp Player
Main Origin Language: English
(Or View Harper Boy)

In 2017 the name Harper...

• was given to 10,451 baby girls
• was the 11th most popular name for baby girls
• was 1337% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Iowa, Wyoming, and North Dakota
• was least popular in New Mexico, California, and New Jersey
• a unisex name which was given to girls 97% of the time
• was about as popular as Abigail and Emily
Babies Named Harper Born Per Year
Created by
Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Harper...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2017
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1950
• was not given to any babies in the 1950s
• is 14363% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Aubriella, Monroe, Paisley, Vivaan, Nixon, King
• has the most opposite popularity history to Kathrine, Margarita, Dennise, Joseph, Ruben, Michal
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Harper Per State
View Geographic History for Harper

Geographically the name Harper...

• 20% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Addison, Willow, Hadley, Sawyer, Wyatt, Ryker
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Brianna, Melanie, Jennifer, Aaron, Omar, Nicolas
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
View More Age Information on Harper

More information on Harper by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Harper are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Harper will be the only kid named Harper in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Harper compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Harper rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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