Piper Name Meaning

Peppy and prim, Piper has been making sweet music on the charts since the early 2000s. A gorgeous name with a posh air, Piper has loads to love about her.

She fits in a number of today’s trends, similar to Harper in her occupational name roots. She also has the upscale vibe seen in Charlotte and Stella, a hint of British influence in there somewhere. An obvious musical choice, she fits in with Melody, Harmony, and Aria. If that’s not enough trends for you, she’s also a surname pick like Madison and Avery.

Piper may be modern, but she’s not at all too cutesy, aging well into adulthood. As a child, she has plenty of cute nicknames to choose from like Pip, Pippy, and Pippa. In adulthood, she’s a stunning choice, a mature pick despite her new wave of popularity. She has a splash of Hollywood to her as well, but she’s remarkably down to earth and doesn’t seem out of the norm on the playground.

Little Piper is playful as can be, a spunky girl with loads of energy. She has a perky sound that matches her stamina, the perfect name for an active little one. While proper in many ways, Piper isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves and play.

Infographic of Piper name meaning, which is Piper is the English word for pipe player.
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Piper Name Popularity

How popular is the name Piper? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 1,526 11 0.0006%
1953 1,778 7 0.0004%
1954 1,855 6 0.0003%
1955 1,469 16 0.0009%
1956 2,137 5 0.0003%
1957 1,782 9 0.0005%
1958 1,702 11 0.0006%
1959 1,987 6 0.0003%
1960 2,039 6 0.0003%
1961 2,125 6 0.0003%
1962 2,010 7 0.0004%
1963 1,950 8 0.0004%
1964 1,540 19 0.0011%
1965 1,682 13 0.0008%
1966 1,636 15 0.001%
1967 1,572 17 0.0011%
1968 1,252 35 0.0023%
1969 1,908 11 0.0007%
1970 1,539 25 0.0016%
1971 1,605 22 0.0015%
1972 1,503 24 0.0018%
1973 1,453 26 0.002%
1974 1,785 16 0.0012%
1975 1,615 23 0.0018%
1976 2,142 10 0.0008%
1977 1,427 36 0.0027%
1978 1,597 27 0.002%
1979 1,924 17 0.0012%
1980 1,482 37 0.0025%
1981 2,346 11 0.0007%
1982 2,111 15 0.001%
1983 2,378 10 0.0007%
1984 2,474 9 0.0006%
1985 2,282 13 0.0009%
1986 2,444 11 0.0007%
1987 2,303 13 0.0009%
1988 2,601 11 0.0007%
1989 2,285 17 0.0011%
1990 2,228 20 0.0012%
1991 2,274 20 0.0012%
1992 2,996 9 0.0006%
1993 2,145 23 0.0015%
1994 2,056 25 0.0016%
1995 1,856 33 0.0022%
1996 1,259 86 0.0057%
1997 1,133 111 0.0075%
1998 1,221 97 0.0065%
1999 718 266 0.0178%
2000 518 473 0.031%
2001 410 671 0.0445%
2002 445 612 0.0408%
2003 340 889 0.0584%
2004 264 1,202 0.0789%
2005 258 1,247 0.0816%
2006 244 1,366 0.0872%
2007 237 1,470 0.0932%
2008 172 1,903 0.1231%
2009 147 2,180 0.1459%
2010 144 2,135 0.1482%
2011 110 2,725 0.1913%
2012 98 3,060 0.2147%
2013 97 3,186 0.2238%
2014 75 3,860 0.2649%
2015 67 4,122 0.2833%
2016 67 3,938 0.2731%
2017 80 3,535 0.2533%
2018 88 3,190 0.2322%
2019 84 3,156 0.2331%

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Names Like Piper

If you like Piper, you’ll love these other names like Piper.


What names are diminutives of Piper?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Piper sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Piper, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Pippy

Horse lover

Greek


What names are variants of Piper?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Piper.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Pipere

Pipe player

English


What names sound like Piper?

If you like how Piper sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Piper.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Pepper

What names are similar to Piper?

Find a name that’s like Piper, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aria

Vocal solo

English

Bella

Beautiful one

Italian

Chloe

Green sprout

Greek

Delaney

From the alder grove

English

Harmony

Perfect unity

English

Harper

Harp Player

English

Lyric

Words to a song

English

Maisie

“A little pearl.” A diminutive form of Margaret.

Scottish

Melody

Song

English

Paisley

Church

Scottish


Lists With Piper

Find inspiration in these baby girl name lists featuring the name Piper.


Siblings of Piper

Mamas with kids named Piper also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Summer

Summer season

English

Tucker

Cloth softener

English

Keira

Black

Irish

Craig

Rock, rocky

Scottish

Britta

Exalted one; from Brittany or Great Britain

Scandinavian

Willow

Willow tree

English

Bayleigh

Berry clearing; bailiff; city fortification

English

Alyson

Noble, exalted

German

Austin

Great

English

11 Comments

  1. She’s my litte preemie love ? piper is named after my cousins daughter who passed.

  2. Piper was a perfect compromise between me and my husband. It’s spunky but still feminine, unique but not obscure, and just a little boho for Mama ? her middle name is the same as mine, Allyce (a-LEESE).

  3. My husband picked the name out from a book serious he was reading. I didn’t like the name at first but it soon grew on me. I got to choose the middle name and decided on piper rose-Elizabeth ? she came 2 weeks early (our son was 6 weeks early) and healthy and just an amazing baby all around ?

  4. Just thought it was cute and i love the name

  5. I live sand Pipers

  6. Strong, not too feminine or childish.

  7. I love older names, but her dad likes trendier/newer names. Piper felt like a good middle. It feels timeless, but is a newer trend!!

  8. I saw the name Piper on an online name list and loved it right away. My husband finally agreed on a name I proposed so we went with it and are really happy we did!

  9. My husband chose our first daughter’s name, Piper. We looked through baby name books and picked some favorites. His favorite was Piper and, after much deliberation, he told me I could name all of the rest of our children if we named our first child Piper.

  10. It isn’t too extremely common but mainly it was literally the only name we could agree on lol.

  11. This name suits our spunky, sweet and thoughtful little girl. It’s also a name I believe will grow well with her


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