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First name origins & meanings:

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

First name variations: Harp, Harpo, Harpo, Harp

Last name origin & meaning:

English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a player on the harp, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle Dutch harp ‘harp’. The harper was one of the most important figures of a medieval baronial hall, especially in Scotland and northern England, and the office of harper was sometimes hereditary. The Scottish surname is probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Chruiteir ‘son of the harper’ (from Gaelic cruit ‘harp’, ‘stringed instrument’). This surname has long been present in Ireland.

Famous people with this first name: Ben Harper

Famous people who gave their babies this name: David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Neil Patrick Harris, Lisa Marie Presley, Bill Hader

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