The name Harper means Harp Player and is of English origin. Harper is name that's been used by parents who are considering unisex or non-gendered baby names--baby names that can be used for any gender.
Harper was originally an occupational surname for people who played the harp for a living. Famous people with the name Harper include Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, musicians Harper Goff and Harper Simon, and athletes Harper Williams and Harper LeBel. Fictional characters with the given name Harper include Harper Connelly from the series by Charlaine Harris (author of the True Blood series). Harper Finkle is a character from The Wizards of Waverly Place, and Harper Dearing from NCIS.