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First name origins & meanings:

  1. Old Norse: Whaler
  2. Old Norse: Whaler

First name variations: Harpo, Harper, Harpo, Harper

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a harpist (see Harper), or occasionally a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a harp.
  2. English: habitational name from a minor place such as Harp House in Eastwood, Essex, or South Harp in South Petherton, Somerset, denoting a place where salt was produced, from Old English hearpe ‘harp’, an implement used in the processing of salt. Compare Harpham.
  3. German: metonymic occupational name for a harpist, from Middle High German harpfe ‘harp’.
  4. German: variant of Harpe.
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