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    Would you like to learn more about the popularity, history and meaning of the name Harper?

    Popularity of the name Harper

    According to the Social Security Administration, Harper was the 10th most popular girl’s name in America in 2020 and 2021, the 9th most popular in 2019, the 7th most popular in 2018, and the 6th in 2015, 2016, and 2017. So, this lovely girl’s name has definitely been moving around the list of the top ten most popular girls’ names over the last several years!

    Average number of web searches for the name Harper over time

    Meaning of the name Harper
    Harper shown on our Music background with Sage and Pink Mats

    If you would you like to see what Harper looks like on all of our beautiful art quality backgrounds, Click here…

    Meaning of the name Harper

    History and meaning of Harper

    The name Harper is of Old English and Anglo-Saxon origin and means “One Who Plays the Harp.” Its ancient history derives from the Norman “le Harpur” which again references a harp player, and the name Harper was traditionally connected with someone who is musically talented and gifted. Harper was traditionally a surname which has transitioned into the “first name” category in recent years.

    The meaning of the name “Harper” is universal in several languages, and LindseyBoo strives for accuracy in researching the origins and meanings of names.

    Meaning of the name Harper
    Harper shown on our Angelic Moon and Stars background with Purple and Pink Mats

    If you would you like to see what Harper looks like on all of our beautiful art quality backgrounds, Click here…

    Meaning of the name Harper

    Variations we’ve done on the name Harper

    Click on the name below to see how it looks with different background and mat combinations.

    Harper Rose

    Famous People named Harper

    A famous Harper is the famous writer Harper Lee who wrote the Pulitzer prize winning book “To Kill a Mockingbird” which was made into an award-winning movie by the same name starring Gregory Peck.

    Meaning of the name harper
    Harper shown on our Girls Softball background with Black and Pink mats

    If you would you like to see what Harper looks like on all of our beautiful art quality backgrounds, Click here…

    meaning of the name Harper

    Your Harper

    Is your Harper musically inclined? I bet she is! I love to hear from our customers about how the meanings of names really do match their namesakes!

    I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the many different backgrounds and mat combinations shown here in this blog to go with Harper. Please remember that any name can be combined with any art background and mat combination of your choice!

    Thank you for reading my blog about Harper! Have fun perusing our website, looking up the names of your family, friends and loved ones – and in the rare event we don’t have the name you’re looking for, I am happy to write it for you at no extra charge!

    If you enjoy reading about the popularity and meanings of names, check out my in-depth article “What’s in a Name?”

    What’s in a name?

    Here is a short excerpt:

    “We believe all children are gifts to our world, and their beautiful, deeply thought-out names deserve to be memorialized in poetry, meant to not only capture the wonderful feelings the gift giver has for the recipient, but also the wonderful characteristics and attributes of the recipient.”


    As King Solomon aptly stated, “A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.”

    Click here to read the full article.

    I’d love to hear from you! Please let me know if my poem for Harper matches your sweet child, or someone you know.

    If you would like to learn more about how Sharon started writing these beautiful poems, please read Sharon’s story here.

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