Piper is an English occupational name that means pipe or flute player. The name Piper first gained notice in 1999 when it was assigned to a character on the popular television series Charmed. Piper is currently ranked as the 65th most popular name chosen for girls in the United States, and
is up in popularity 7 spots since 2016.
Author Piper Kerman's memoir Orange is the New Black was the inspiration for the hit Netflix series of the same name. The show's first season is built around Piper; although her name in the series was changed to Piper Chapman. Played by Taylor Schilling, Piper is a good girl with a bit of a wild past who finds herself in prison for a crime she committed years before. If you haven't yet seen the show, we highly recommend you begin watching it the second you finish reading this article.
"In the morning when I wake up, there are these few seconds before I realize where I am, and then I do realize, and I can't breathe. And I want to cry, and throw sh**, and kill myself. When does that end?" -Piper Chapman, Orange is the New Black