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31k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Piper

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Flute Player
  • #1303 All Time
  • #75 in 2014
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Boys

How popular is the name "Piper" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1951 11 11 0
1952 35 35 0
1953 40 40 0
1954 36 36 0
1955 31 31 0
1956 38 38 0
1957 40 40 0
1958 40 40 0
1959 24 24 0
1960 25 25 0
1961 32 32 0
1962 44 44 0
1963 48 48 0
1964 70 70 0
1965 51 51 0
1966 66 66 0
1967 59 59 0
1968 77 77 0
1969 60 60 0
1970 81 81 0
1971 64 64 0
1972 68 68 0
1973 69 69 0
1974 69 69 0
1975 68 68 0
1976 54 54 0
1977 86 86 0
1978 89 89 0
1979 68 68 0
1980 78 78 0
1981 70 70 0
1982 58 58 0
1983 54 54 0
1984 54 54 0
1985 59 59 0
1986 50 50 0
1987 57 57 0
1988 38 38 0
1989 54 54 0
1990 63 63 0
1991 63 63 0
1992 62 62 0
1993 73 73 0
1994 85 85 0
1995 98 98 0
1996 145 145 0
1997 184 179 5
1998 166 159 7
1999 332 323 9
2000 530 522 8
2001 713 705 8
2002 652 643 9
2003 909 902 7
2004 1,223 1,214 9
2005 1,271 1,258 13
2006 1,392 1,382 10
2007 1,480 1,480 0
2008 1,916 1,911 5
2009 2,193 2,186 7
2010 2,152 2,139 13
2011 2,736 2,727 9
2012 3,072 3,056 16 #98 girl name
2013 3,181 3,174 7 #97 girl name
2014 3,851 3,840 11 #75 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Piper? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 30,657 babies born with the name Piper in the United States. That's more than enough Pipers to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1951 when it was given to 11 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Piper" was in 2014 with a total of 3,840 babies. (That's a lot of baby Pipers)

According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Piper" ranks #58 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 53 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 2009. Across the entire United States a total of 2,193 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Piper popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Piper" mean? The list below shows the origins of Piper as well as things modernly associated with the name Piper such as celebrities named Piper.

English

Origin and Meaning of Piper

The name "Piper" is of English origin, and it means "Flute Player". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Piper Perabo

Piper Perabo is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1997 to present. Piper was born in 1977 as Piper Lisa Perabo in Dallas, Texas.

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Piper Laurie

Piper Laurie is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1950 to present. Piper was born in 1932 as Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

P is for proud, you can hold your head up!

I is for impress, for impress you will.

P is for patience, the best of you!

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

Your name in reverse order is "Repip". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eiprp". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Piper born Jun 20, 1959

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 1325. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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