The meaning of the name Harper is Harp Player. The origin of the name Harper is English. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Harper is 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, Harper Goff and Harper Simon, musicians, and Harper Williams and Harper LeBel, professional American athletes.
Fictional characters with the given name Harper include Harper Connelly from the series by Charlaine Harris (author of the True Blood series). There is Harper Finkle from The Wizards of Waverly Place and Harper Dearing from NCIS.