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Middle, and later oldest, sister in popular TV show 'Charmed', Piper Halliwell.
-- Anjamon  9/3/2005
Piper is a horrible name for a girl! It's not feminine at all. I wonder where it sprang up from.
-- Anonymous User  9/12/2005
Piper Laurie - the screen name of Rosetta Jacobs - a famous stage and screen actress for over 50 years. Her recent credits include roles on St. Elsewhere, Murder She Wrote, Matlock, Beauty and the Beast, ER, Diagnosis Murder and Frasier.
-- jorobins  10/10/2005
Gillian Anderson has a daughter called Piper. And I think it is a lovely name.
-- Leonardo2505  12/2/2005
Actress Piper Perabo is named after actress Piper Laurie.
-- Anonymous User  12/21/2005
I love this name, I think it's gorgeous and classic. I plan on naming my first daughter Piper Alexandra.
-- sarahbell05  12/22/2005
Cute name for a little girl. Not so sure about when she grows older, however.
-- beautyofwords9  3/4/2006
Piper is a cute name at first, but it gets old fast.
-- dani_08  3/5/2006
This name is cute. Trendy, but cute.
-- websurfer  3/25/2006
I think Piper is much nicer and stronger sounding on a boy. On a girl it seems ditzy.
-- Bex  4/11/2006
I don't like the name Piper at all for a girl. For a boy it sounds ok, but not great. To me Piper is a red-headed, blue-eyed tomboy who goes around yelling with a stick and is obnoxious, impudent and ill-mannered. Note: Piper also rhymes with hyper! So, it also reminds me of a tough-wannabe girl who is always hyper.
-- Anonymous User  5/5/2006
Cute, but a little childish. And to me, this is a girl's name. I'd never name a boy Piper.
-- Anonymous User  7/11/2006
This name is utter CLOYING CRAP. It is also Latin for Pepper and an old occupational surname. It is bollocks.
-- Anonymous User  7/29/2006
For everyone who said Piper was a bad, you are very rude! Piper is a nice name and it should not be insulted. I do not insult any name on BTN unless the name is Osama or Adolf, Hitler, Hudame or whatever. You should be ashamed!
-- Sarasponda  8/14/2006
This name is just ugly! It reminds me of a pipe! I mean really it's pipe with an 'r' on the end! It's just plain ugly! I am not really trying to insult anyone with this name. I am just giving my opinion! And if you don't like it deal with it! I just had to type this.
-- Anonymous User  8/16/2006
I'm not ashamed saying this name is just plain horrid! And you can type whatever your opinion on this name, that's why there is a comment section, you can express what you think of the name, you can type whenever you like it or not, or give very useful information on who bears this name and things like that. Now if the person doesn't like it, don't go telling people to be ashamed of it! In my opinion Piper is ugly! There! Deal with it! Don't go saying they shouldn't type that! It's none of your buisness, if a person likes it or not. Another thing on Piper, it may seem cute at first when you're little, but imagine having to grow up with it! Just wanted to get that of my chest.
-- Anonymous User  8/16/2006
Hi, my name is Piper and to tell you the truth I don't really like it, the only reason why I don't like having it is it would be nice if I had some other name. My mother decided to name me Piper after my own grandmother. Her full name was Piper Elizabeth, mine is Piper Anne though. When I get older nothing is going to stop me from changing my name, though my own grandmother had it. I think it's not original to name someone the same name someone in your family already has. I think Piper Alexandra does make a real pretty combo. I'm just letting out my opinions out that's all. The name Piper is not ugly though. I actually think it's quite pretty.
But that's just my opinion, if you plan to name someone Piper after anybody in your family, be my guest. It's your child anyways.
-- Anonymous User  9/3/2006
I used to think Piper was an odd name but now I just seem to like it! Then this summer I met my new friend Piper, she is really nice and makes me think that I really like Piper. I already liked it a little bit but now I think it's nice, she has no problem with it. I love it too! Some people call her Hyper Piper because sometimes she can be a little hyper! I'm starting to think it's very nice!
-- EJE  9/9/2006
I don't think Piper is a bad name. It is unique. There are definitely worse names out there. I have also seen Piper spelled Pyper.
-- Anonymous User  9/28/2006
Piper means pepper in Latin.
-- Kris-tine  10/15/2006
One of Daisy's cousins in the novel 'How I Live Now' by Meg Rosoff.
-- Surreal  12/15/2006
This name is cute and unique!
-- Taydbug112  12/15/2006
Not really famous, but Canadian folk singer Gary Fjellgaard's granddaughter is named Piper.
-- trista  12/23/2006
I named my third daughter Piper. I love the name, but when I named her Piper, people thought I was out of my mind:) It's original. My daughter is a bubbly, happy, and energetic girl with lots of friends. Besides the occasional hyper Piper, she has gotten teased with the nickname 'airplane'. It's a sweet name. I wouldn't name a boy Piper, because it sounds girly to me.
-- LaVenna  7/28/2007
Actors Melora Hardin & Gildart Jackson have a daughter Piper (born 2005).
-- Maggie_Simpson  9/11/2007
A goshawful name. Acceptable on a boy, but vomit inducing for a girl.
-- spaz123  10/12/2007
It sounds so medieval.
-- Jesus_Freak  11/4/2007
I actually LOVE the name Piper! NO it isn't very "girly". But who says a name has to be feminine in order to be a beautiful name for a girl. It has a positively wonderful simpleness to it, and possesses a noble air. I would consider giving a child this name.
-- brittanyjackson128  12/30/2007
This is an absolutely ridiculous name for either sex. I don't understand its appeal at all.
-- Anonymous User  2/29/2008
I think Piper is an OK name. I probably won't name my child Piper, but if I did, I wouldn't name my son this incredibly feminine name.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/12/2008
The first Pink Floyd album is called Piper at the Gates of Dawn.
-- Pippin  3/18/2008
I think this is a rather funny name, possibly because it rhymes with "hyper". I would give this name to a hyper character, possibly a squirrel, in a story. For some reason, it makes me think of the lyrics "the Piper will lead us to reason" and "the Piper's calling you to join him" from the song Stairway to Heaven.
-- Pippin  3/18/2008
This name is definitely not a favorite. Very masculine to me.
-- jolidanstitre  4/30/2008
I do think that some people are far too hard on this name. It really isn't an ugly name any more than Harper or Parker are. I can't really imagine it on a boy, as it sounds like a feminine, and even quite cutesy name, to me. It makes me think of pretty girls, not tomboys. It could be that Piper Perabo has influenced my thinking, but this name doesn't sound very masculine to me despite the ending. I'm just not sure how mature this will sound on a grown-up, but it's certainly much better than names like Kayla, Keeley, MacKenzie, and the like.
-- slight night shiver  5/2/2008
This sounds like a name for a little boy in Medieval times. Sounds kind of weird on a little girl this day and age.
-- number1212  5/9/2008
I agree with night-shiver. The name is a bit out-there but I like it. And it's much better than Parker or Addison for a girl. I think of it as a more feminine name but it's okay on a boy too.
-- Katheros  6/8/2008
I was named Piper far earlier than the show Charmed debuted, and one thing I often hear when I introduce myself is "That's a name the won't be forgotten in a hurry!" and it's true. Hardly anyone forgets my name ever. I've also heard a few times "With a name like that you're sure to do great things".
-- Anonymous User  8/1/2008
Piper is a HORRIBLE name. I am not sorry that I said it and am not ashamed because I am expressing my opinion. I've heard of a girl who was name Piper who got teased so badly that she ended up getting a name change.
-- Anonymous User  8/27/2008
I think Piper is such a spunky, fun, happy name. Definitely on my list!
-- Belle  9/11/2008
My name is Piper and I must say I love the name. It's funny to hear people say it's a horrible name. I guess you either love it or you hate it! I see more & more little girls being named Piper, so cute. (I would assume because of the show Charmed) but I am 33 years old and grew up with a very unique name and I wouldn't change it for the world. I have only met two other Pipers' in my life and it is great not to have to share a common name with everyone else!
-- pipersweet  9/18/2008
My Mum and I were having a chat last year and I discovered that maybe my name could have been Pyper, after my Mum's maiden name. I would've been fine with this name, and it goes well with my last name, too. It's a very pretty name, but I'm happy enough my name's Rachel instead!
-- LilSingstarEeyore  1/14/2009
Piper Smith was the victim of a cartoon video six girls in her grade made, about ways to kill her.
-- Kerules  5/25/2009
I actually like the name. It's very original and cute, but can sound more mature with a middle name or as a middle name.
-- Kerules  5/29/2009
Personally I think this name is lovely. Piper sounds so sweet, youthful and bubbly. I love the meaning, too. In my opinion, it does sound feminine. I can't even imagine this name on boys. Just because it doesn't end with "a", doesn't mean Piper isn't a girl's name. I think people are coming down so hard on it because it's a modern name. In thirty years time, this name will be a classic and no one will say that kind of thing. If you are thinking about naming your daughter Piper then go right ahead; it's a lovely name with a beautiful meaning.
-- Ailis  7/3/2009
I prefer this on a boy.
-- Likeyeahwhatev  7/8/2009
Piper in my opinion is a dog's name. Anyone that would call their child this has a really immature mindset. It sounds ridiculous and dumb. A girl with this name will be pegged a bimbo and slut. Good luck growing up with such a moronic name. Wow.
-- Sammy1969  7/12/2009
Piper Pallin, daughter of American vice-presidential candidate Sarah Pallin.
-- thesnowwhiterose  7/24/2009
Piper is very trashy, pathetic, and unfeminine. It sounds better for a dog than a human.
-- bananarama  8/1/2009
This is a fabulous name! It's adorably cute yet strong at the same time. It seems as though a charming and willful young lady would be the bearer of such a name. Looking at the popularity it has only recently been on the charts, but I imagine it's going to be around for quite some time with how quickly it's become popular. I agree that in 5-10 years or so people will be more accepting and not so harsh on it. I just cannot say enough how striking I think it is. Maybe it's true you like it or hate it?
-- mom2zeke  9/7/2009
My name is Piper. I'm 17 and a girl. I've met a few people with my name. I love it, it's super different and no one ever forgets my name or gets it mixed up. I don't think anyone should pass judgment or call a name ridiculous or anything, because it's just a name. I'd rather have an unusual name than an average "plain Jane" name.
-- piper0089  9/13/2009
Even though I actually kind of like this name, I would never use it for a child since I'm Dutch and Piper sounds a little too much like the Dutch word 'pijpen' which means 'to suck off'.
-- renee06  10/23/2009
I see many people hate this name but that's their opinion and I respect that. I don't see it as a bad name, it's unique for a boy or a girl. Although I have a cousin named Pyper (girl) and she's not getting teased or anything, many people have complimented on her name too. Well maybe if you had a friend or relative with the name Piper then maybe you would like it better.

Also in the book "Handle With Care" by Jodi Picoult, there is a character named Piper Reece (female) who is the main character's best friend.
-- Fray  1/2/2010
I think Piper is a cute name, but I wouldn't use it for any of my children. It's just not my taste. I did, however, name my new puppy this. It suits her very well and she is indeed hyper.
-- dreadfulxsorry  2/6/2010
Piper Aircraft makes single and twin engine light airplanes.
-- kazoopilot  2/25/2010
I like this name a lot. It's not overly cutesy, and I like the musical connotation. Combined with a traditional middle name, I think it makes quite a mature combination. A fun, though admittedly a little cutesy, combination for twin girls might be Piper and Harper.
-- Anonymous User  6/20/2010
Former US candidate for vice president Sarah Palin has a daughter named Piper. If she likes this name than it can't be that bad. I kind of like this name for being unusual, unique, and playful. It does however lean towards childish than mature, but I suppose it could pass as a modern name for an adult.
-- Anonymous User  9/22/2010
I am expecting my first daughter in December. We originally had picked the name "Aeryn," but became increasingly concerned about the aggravation it would give her all her life for having to correct its spelling. When I heard "Piper" used as a girl's name for the first time a week or so ago, it INSTANTLY jumped out at me as a wonderful "modern" name for a girl. This is a BOLD name. This is a name that would not be well-suited for an introvert. Given that her mother and I are anything BUT introverts, I think we're probably safe in using it. As a friend said when asked for her opinion, "Piper" sounds HAPPY, CUTE, HIP, and one day... SEXY! An "extra" perk for me in choosing this name is that I'm a private pilot, and I'm passionate about airplanes and flying in general... I was hoping to find a name that in some way would pay some homage to this passion I have (hence the "Aer" spelling of "Erin"). But of course, as "Piper" is an everyday name in the aviation world, it's a great name, at least for us. Looking at several rating/usage charts on several websites, this name is rapidly growing in popularity. Looking through the comments on this site, there were a lot of folks who've stated their disdain for this name - but interestingly the frequency of those negative comments have steadily decreased over the past several years, and the positive comments are steadily increasing. It's a name on the rise, no doubt. But if you think your daughter is apt to be one who is quiet, delicate, and reserved (hint: examine yourself), then this name would be a poor choice.
-- jft  10/24/2010
I have a daughter named Piper, yes after the "Charmed" character, I think the name is lovely (obviously). She was born on Christmas day and I couldn't see naming her Holly or Noel (both great names). We didn't know what we were having and so only had a few names picked out for boys and girls, one look at her sweet little face and she was a Piper. We call her Pi for short after the number 3.14 NOT Pie as in to eat. We have worried about the Pie and eating references as she grows older, but for now she is a happy, popular little girl who adores being the only Piper in her school. I don't feel the name is childish or boyish in anyway. And if ever she feels she needs a more "grown up" or less different name she can use her middle name Grace. A tried and true name.
-- wise3.1  11/18/2010
I love this name! Though maybe that's from watching Charmed because Piper Halliwell is my favourite character.
-- Asha D.  12/13/2010
Oh, it's absolutely adorable, but it's quite tomboyish, masculine even, and it doesn't make me think of someone quite intelligent. Plus, it's becoming massively popular.
-- DaphneSusan  1/11/2011
"Piper" sounds like the name of a teenage bully. Very snobby. And why use Piper when you can use the amazing "Philippa?"
-- Dawson  1/16/2011
This name reminds me of the little birds on the beach called sandpipers. I would name my daughter this for the sake of free spirit and the appeal of a somewhat nautical name.
-- Petra2014  2/22/2011
Piper McClean is a character from The Heroes Of Olympus series. She is a daughter of Aphrodite and is one of the seven in the great prophecy. She goes on a quest with her friends Jason and Leo.
-- writer371  5/28/2011
I think it's really cute!
I know a girl from school who is called Philippa and has Piper as a nickname!
-- LovedayTrelawney  5/30/2011
Love this name! So cute on a girl. Sounds adorable artistic clever and smart. Would totally use it! Nickname PIP.
-- adrenalinekat  6/15/2011
I like the way that is pronounced as Pee-per.
-- Anonymous User  7/15/2011
Hey, my name is Piper, back off, lol. I have survived 33 years with the name, and hope to live many more. As a kid I was horribly teased and told people my name was Anna. Now I like the name enough, and everyone always tells me it's so cool. Piper is me, as we are our names. Name your kid Piper if it suits you. :)
-- pipeschiquita  7/17/2011
I am really smitten with "Piper" as a surname (where it belongs), but must retract any fondness beyond that.

Placing aside the unattractive tone it has when spoken-- "Piper" is a terribly, abominably infantile and unprofessional name.
Parents truly do not weigh the potential obstacles... while I am aware that people are unable to choose their own names (in must cases)... in all truth, I would be hesitant to let a "Piper Smith" perform brain surgery on me; or a "Piper Worthington" aid in defense and fight for me in court.

"Piper is me, as we are our names. Name your kid Piper if it suits you." •
I do believe that you just defeated your own point. If my name is Francesca, I am my name-- but the final "You" tagged at the end of your sentence seems to be directing a parent to name their child Francesca because it suits /them/, which is entirely canceling out any reasoning or incentive that you were trying to further describe.
We are what our parents named us; we are not our names, necessarily. A child can easily rebel and despise the name "Piper" for multiple accounts... one being that it is a name that does not fit, as her (or his) parents chose.
-- Francesca  1/20/2012
You'd be hesitant to let a Piper Smith do brain surgery on you, regardless of whether he or she was qualified and in the top of his or her field. LOL! You are stuck up. Of course you can change your name when you grow up. I'm a happy Piper now and wouldn't dream of it.
-- pipeschiquita  1/28/2012
Piper for a girl rocks. Love it. I never heard of it until the show Charmed and the three witches - one is named Piper. I just think it's catchy. I hope it doesn't turn into another Kaitlyn though - yuck - overused.
-- blake7134  10/26/2011
I used to love this name for a girl when I was younger but my tastes changed and though I still rather like it its far from my favorite.

As middle name I like more for a boy especially to brighten up a lovely but common serious name like James or Thomas maybe it's because I have a cousin Peter with no middle who I always joked should make it Piper long before I ever heard of it on a girl.
-- Vesey  12/22/2011
Don't get surprised if R. Kelly wants your child because his ego name is the Pied Piper. People need something else better to do than to name their children ignorant names.
-- Anonymous User  1/9/2012
I know two girls named Piper. I can assure you no one thinks "what the hell's with her name" when they hear it. No offense guys but it's getting pretty old you guys saying "imagine growing up with it" or "doesn't suit an old person". A name suits a person no matter what age. In reality people usually think someone doesn't suit any other name than the one they were given. It doesn't matter if something sounds good for only someone of a certain age. It wont matter if real life when you actually meet them.
-- DidiGiraffe  1/17/2012
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
-- Bazinga  2/5/2012
I am a fan of the name since it is mine. I was born in 1968 so I have had it for a couple of years now. I am a professional in my career and constantly receive compliments on my name. I have had people tell me that that made fun of my name before they ever met me and they even apologized to me for it (like I would ever know!) I am so thankful to my mother for choosing this name for me.
-- Peeps1  3/18/2012
It makes me think of smoking a pipe. I think it sounds silly on children and adults. Why would anyone want a name with the word pipe in it. What's next? Cigar? Smokes? Cigarettes?
-- Anonymous User  4/12/2012
I apologize for previously referring to this name as "vomit-inducing" However, I still am not a fan. I honestly don't understand the appeal to this name. Nothing about seems remotely feminine or even "first-namey" about it to me. Maybe part of it is I've never meet anyone with the name outside of fictional characters in books and movies. It just doesn't seem... real to me. But hey, that's just me. I have a hard time taking this name seriously. However, if you like it, go right ahead and use it. Everyone has the right to their opinion of course, and although this name no longer completely disgusts me, I really don't understand why others like it. It's a pretty strange fad if you ask me.
-- spaz123  7/26/2012
I would name my daughters after the Charmed ones Prudence "Prue", Piper, Phoebe, and Paige.
-- LanaArleneCole17  10/2/2012
I named my daughter Piper as it's a unusual name and she will probably never meet anyone in her life with the same name. She has very unique and beautiful name and once you have heard the name you will never forget it. A beautiful name for a beautiful girl and to the prat who made the r kelly comment and said Piper is an ignorant name, you are a nob head. It's just a name, get a life!
-- jenny2012  12/8/2012
My name is Piper, Piper Holly. I love my name! I like it because it's original, and I have only met a few people with this name. Most people think I was named after Piper from 'Charmed', but I was actually named after a woman from a gardening show from HGTV. I never got teased by the name (Unless you count 'Piper Diaper' which I got from my siblings.) I got called Hyper Piper, because I'm hyper. It's a cute name for a little girl. Just imagine it, a little girl of about 5 with pigtails comes up to you and says, "Hi! I'm a Piper!" I think it's just adorable. Plus there are many book characters with the name Piper. (Piper McLean, Piper Wesley) Piper was an original name for someone who plays a flute, or 'pipe'. It is pronounced Pie-per.
My name is Piper, and I am proud.
-- Sibuna4ev  4/20/2013
Piper is the name of a main character in the action film 'Drive Angry' she is portrayed by Amber Heard.
-- Anonymous User  10/2/2013
Love this name! I called my cat 'Piper."
-- Bluefield  11/20/2013
Hey. My name's Piper (Piper Dawn). As a girl who has been writing it on forms and answering to it for 17 years, I think it's a fantastic name. I've never met another Piper in person (however, there are a few "friend of a friend" Pipers in the world). I was named after Piper Laurie, because my mother is a Stephen King fanatic and Piper Laurie played the mother in "Carrie". The only thing I don't like about the name is everyone assuming my mom watched Charmed (I was born a year and a half before the show aired). I like the name for a boy or a girl, but I prefer it on a girl. I may be a bit biased, though. :p
Also, I've always gotten complimented on my name. Weird to see so much Piper hate on this page.
-- Anonymous User  1/19/2014
Love this name. This is my daughter's name. I always think of the actress Piper Laurie when I think of this name.

I don't understand the hate for this name. It's a name that's actually been around awhile, isn't made up, and is easy to pronounce. It actually hit the top 100 last year (which I didn't know until after I named her). It definitely fits my little girl.
-- wbbuff  4/16/2014
Author Piper Kerman who wrote "Orange is the New Black" in which there is now a television series and the main character is named Piper Chapman.
-- wbbuff  4/16/2014
I think this name is totally awesome for a boy, it's actually unisex.
-- EqualityandLoveRall  6/6/2014
I respect your opinion if you don't like the name Piper, but I like it. It's cute, and I can see any type of girl having the name Piper, from tomboy to girly-girl, and even just a regular girl! It's okay, for a boy, but I wouldn't name a boy Piper. I just love the name Piper!
-- Anonymous User  6/30/2014
I think it is an okay name, not my style though. And certainly not as bad as the commenters here are making it out to be.
-- Ali Hassan  7/3/2014
It's cute and quite unusual. I like the name Piper; I don't see how it's "silly".
-- LoveHeartKawaii  7/5/2014
My name is Piper and I quite like it, I don't get picked on at all. My friends just call me Pip or Pepper, I think the name is great because it's original. I've only met 1 or 2 people with the same name as me in my whole life, I like being able to be different to the person sitting next to me. Reading through the comments of people saying they picture Pipers being stuck up and get everything handed to us isn't true. I find it funny.
-- _RipeChanceWoods_  8/4/2014
I don't understand what parents would choose to stick this name on their little girl. I mean, it rhymes with Diaper, for crying out loud.
-- Anonymous User  8/29/2014
Definitely for a girl. On a boy it's prissy as can be.
-- ThatMazerunnerfan  8/29/2014
I'll have you haters know my daughters' name is Pyper and I think it's one of the most precious names out there. Didn't any of your mothers teach you if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all? Freedom of speech just went out the window with all of you guys. I don't care if those are your opinions or not some things are meant to be left unsaid. If you don't like what I have to say, deal with it! This is my opinion. Thank you, and sorry if I offended anyone but my daughter Pyper is one precious gift to me.
-- Hannah80  8/30/2014
Every person I meet loves my name, Piper-Rae. And right away they think of Piper Laurie and Piper Perabo. I was named after Piper Laurie and have NEVER met anyone with my name. I know there are people who share the same name, but it is very unique. I'm not trying to be rude, but at least I don't have a common name such as Ashley, Meagan, Carly, or Hannah. You shouldn't not like someone because of their name. It's not like it was our fault.
-- Piperrae95  9/9/2014
Here are the jokes/nick names a lot of us hear.
1)Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
2) Piper Diaper
3) Hyper Piper
3)Pippy Long Stocking (I don't know if you other Pipers hear it, but I am a red head like the little girl off the show)
4) pip
5) pipe
6) Pippy
7) diaper
8) Peter
9) the pied Piper
10) do ya play the bagpipes?
-- Piperrae95  9/9/2014
This name sounds awful to me. It doesn't even sound like a firstname. Not feminine at all, would be the same if you name a girl "Baker", "Butcher" or "Grinder". Would also not use it for a boy, I don't see the reason behind giving surnames as first names anyway if they don't have the sound of a firstname at all or if they aren't connected to the family history.
-- ms. c  10/20/2014
My mother gave me her maiden name as my first name, Piper. Born in 1954 I'm one of the first Pipers. Teasing by my peers was inevitable, kids can be cruel, but every name has rhyming words, not just Piper. My name has never held be back in anyway. I was good in school, most teachers found my name easy to remember, and that continued through my college years. I have had the pleasure of meeting other Pipers and recently found out that a distant family member did as my mother had & gave her maiden name to her baby daughter, Piper. For others to judge a person by their name, or what their name might be, is wrong. Each of us should get to know a person based on their merits. You would like that to happen to you, I'm sure.
-- bakpip37  12/3/2014

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