From an Old English surname which originally belonged to a person who played the harp or who made harps. A notable bearer was the American author Harper Lee (1926-), who wrote 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. 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.
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