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Piper

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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 1,272 1,259 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 2,153 2,140 13
2011 2,740 2,731 9
2012 3,076 3,060 16 #98 girl name
2013 3,186 3,179 7 #97 girl name
2014 3,865 3,854 11 #75 girl name
2015 4,114 4,100 14 #68 girl name

Fun Facts about the name Piper

  • How many people with the first name Piper have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34,800 babies born with the first name Piper in the United States. That's more than enough people named Piper to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Piper? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1951 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Piper first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Piper is Tuesday, August 14th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Piper born? The highest recorded use of the first name Piper was in 2015 with a total of 4,100 babies. That's a lot of babies named Piper!
  • Random Piper Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Piper ranks 78th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 57 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Piper: Your name in reverse order is Repip. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rppei. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Piper? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 22,329 people with the last name Piper.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Piper? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Piper as their last name.

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Popularity of Piper as a first name

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Popularity of Piper as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Piper U.S.
  White 86.35% 64.26%
  African American 8.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.93% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Piper

People with the last name Piper are most frequently White

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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.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pi"per
See Pepper.

Etymology: L

noun Pip"er
Senses
  1. [Mus] One who plays on a pipe, or the like, esp. on a bagpipe."The hereditary piperand his sons." [Macaulay.]
  2. [Zoöl]
    1. A common European gurnard (Trigla lyra), having a large head, with prominent nasal projection, and with large, sharp, opercular spines.
    2. A sea urchin (Goniocidaris hystrix) having very long spines, native of both the American and European coasts.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Someone who plays the bagpipe
  2. Type genus of the Piperaceae: large genus of chiefly climbing tropical shrubs
Wiktionary
  1. An occupational surname​.
  2. A female given name used since the mid-twentieth century, first by the American actress Piper Laurie.

Piper was also found in the following language(s): Translingual

Notable Persons With the Name Piper

Piper Perabo

Piper Perabo is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 1997 to present. Piper was given the name Piper Lisa Perabo on October 31st, 1976 in Dallas.

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Piper Kerman

Piper Kerman is a writer, author, and memoirist. Piper was given the name Piper Eressea Kerman on September 28th, 1969 in Boston.

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Piper Laurie

Piper Laurie is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1950. Piper was given the name Rosetta Jacobs on January 22nd, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Piper Chapman

Piper Chapman is an important person.

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Piper Halliwell

Piper Halliwell is a fictional character. Piper is also known as Jenny Bennett and Jamie Bennett.

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Piper Curda

Piper Curda is an actress and singer. Her ongoing career started in 2008. Piper was given the name Piper Joy Curda on August 16th, 1997 in Tallahassee, Florida.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Piper

Billie Piper

Billie Piper is a singer, dancer, and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Billie was given the name Leian Paul Piper on September 22nd, 1982 in Swindon.

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Roddy Piper

Roddy Piper was a wrestler. Roddy was born on April 17th, 1954 in Saskatoon. He breathed his last breath on July 31st, 2015.

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Katie Piper

Katie Piper is an activist, writer, and television presenter. Katie was given the name Kate Elizabeth Piper on October 12th, 1983 in Andover, Hampshire, England. Katie is also known as Katie Piper.

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Pied Piper

Pied Piper is a comics character.

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Kathryn Hays

Kathryn Hays is an influential somebody. She was most active from 1962 to present. Kathryn was given the name Kay Piper on July 26th, 1933 in Princeton, Illinois, U.S.

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John Piper

John Piper was an artist. John was given the name John Egerton Christmas Piper on December 13th, 1903 in Epsom, Surrey, UK. He left this life on June 28th, 1992.

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  • Adrian Piper
    (famous somebody)
  • H. Beam Piper
    (writer)
  • David Piper
    (formula one racer)
  • Jacki Piper
    (actor)
  • Leonora Piper
    (noteworthy human)
  • Matt Piper
    (soccer player)
  • Everett Piper
    (famed human)
  • Sophie Piper
    (lady-in-waiting)
  • Carly Piper
    (swimmer)
  • Ailsa Piper
    (famed person)
  • Alice Piper
    (influential individual)
  • Christina Piper
    (leading somebody)
  • Christine Piper
    (noteworthy person)
  • Fredrik Magnus Piper
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What does the name Piper mean?

Pis for playful, the fun side of you.

Iis for inspire, others seek your guidance.

Pis for pure, the spiritual side of you.

Eis for expressive, not one to hold within.

Ris for rapport, friends seek you.

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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain). U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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