Harper, meaning “harpist” or “minstrel,” is a great name for girl dogs who are outgoing or eager to please. Find out more about dogs named Harper.


Name: Harper

Meaning: Harper, primarily an English name, means “harpist” or “minstrel.”

Personality: Outgoing, Eager to Please

About This Name: Author Harper Lee was one of the most influential novelists of her era. Her novel To Kill a Mockingbird has become a literary classic. Other notable Harpers include basketball player Harper Williams, singer-songwriter Harper Simon, artist and musician Harper Goff and football player Harper LeBel. Recognizable fictional characters with this name are Harper Dearing (NCIS) and Harper Stanhope (Lost).

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