More info about the name "Harper"
Harper originates in Old English language and means "harp player". It was derived from an old English surname and as a surname it functions until today. It can be used as both feminine and masculine given names, currently it is more popular for girls. A famous female bearer of this name was the American author Harper Lee, born Nelle Harper Lee, who won the Pulitzer prize for her nover To Kill a Mockingbird.