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A raper, or rapist, is someone who commits rape. Raper is also a north of England surname meaning "a maker of ropes".[1]

Raper may also refer to:

In sport:

In military:

  • George Raper, late 18th-century naval officer and illustrator
  • Henry Raper, 19th-century naval officer and navigator

In science:

  • Kenneth B. Raper, American mycologist with the standard author abbreviation "Raper"
  • Red Raper, American mycologist, younger brother of Kenneth
  • Arthur F. Raper, American sociologist, brother of Kenneth and Red.

In entertainment:


  1. ^ The Origin of and Facts about the Roper Surname: The Origin of and Facts about the Roper Surname, accessdate: June 9, 2016