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Piper is a modern English girl’s name that comes from the term for a person who plays a pan flute or pipe. The name first became popular in 1999. The name has a fresh, musical sound that makes it a good choice.

Meaning of the name Piper:

English: a person who plays a pan flute or pipe

Origin of the name Piper:

Piper is a modern English given name that is the term for a person that plays a pan flute or a pipe.

Symbolism of the name Piper:

The Pied Piper is a folktale about a man that comes to a city overrun with rats and promises to lead them away with his song for a fee. When the townsfolk refuse to pay once the job is done, the Piper leads away the village’s children as punishment. The story is a cautionary tale about keeping one’s promises.

baby name Piper

Style of the name Piper:

modern

Gender of the name Piper:

Piper is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Piper:

PIE-pər

Number of syllables in the name Piper:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Piper:

Piper evokes feelings of hard work and creativity.

Alternative spellings for the name Piper:

Pyper, Pieper

Nicknames for the name Piper:

There are no common nicknames for Piper.

Popularity of the name Piper:

According to the Social Security Administration, Piper is a modern baby name that first ranked in the top 1000 in 1999. It reached the top 100 in 2012 and remains there as of 2020.

Related names for the name Piper:

Great middle names for the name Piper and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Piper:

  • Piper Perabo (American actress)
  • Piper Kerman (American author of “Orange Is the New Black”)
  • Piper Harris (American actress)
  • Piper Joy Curda (American actress)

Pipers in popular culture:

  • Piper Halliwell (television, “Charmed”)
  • Piper Chapman (television “Orange Is the New Black”)
  • Piper Wright (video game, Fallout series)
  • Piper Pinwheeler (film, “Robots”)