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Boy Names Ending with -per

Per ending baby names and what they mean, with 20 results. -per names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names are at the peak of their popularity presently (usage of 0.4%), except for names such as Casper which have become less trendy. Cooper (#77), Harper (#722) and Jasper (#215) are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names among these, while Jumper (top 6%) and Napper (7%) are familiar -per last names.

-per names

Casper - Tupper

Caspar and variantsCasper1, Gasper1, Jasper1
Forms of Caspar. Derived fr. Persian element. "Treasurer." Casper (upper 2%), Gasper (4%), Jasper (2%), like Gierer (upper 57%), Goger (75%), are popular -er suffix surnames.

Casper2, Gasper2, Jasper2, Kasper1
Var. of Gaspard. Derived fr. French, Persian languages. "Treasurer." Casper has trended downward in popularity as a birth name circa the 1880s.

Chipper
Form of Chip. Source fr. Old German word. "Free man." Chiper and Chipley are creative forms.

CooperCooper
Stems fr. Old English language. "Barrel maker." Adoption of Cooper as a boys' name in 2015 was up 62.3% compared to a decade ago.

Draper
Root fr. Old English language. .. a draper was a man who .. Not in Top 2000.

HarperHarper
Root fr. Old English word. "Harpist, minstrel." Cross-gender use. Usage of Harper as a children's name in 2015 was up a lot compared to a decade ago.

Hooper
From Old English element. "Maker of hoops." Hooper, like the similar-sounding Hopper, occurs more usually as a surname.

Hopper
Form of Hopkin. Origin fr. Welsh element. "Bright fame." Not in Top 2000. See also Hooper.

Jasper and variantsJasper3, var. Gasper3, Jesper, Kacper
Derived fr. Greek element. .. Possibly (Persian) "treasure keeper". Usage of Jesper and forms is at its most widespread presently.

Juniper
Plant name .. Uncommon, with the androgynous-sounding -er ending, like Joiner. Also a girls' name.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -per names: Casper, Cooper, Gasper, Harper, Jasper

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -per names: Kacper, Prosper, Skipper

Kasper2
Var. of Kaspar. .. Originally Jasper. Kasher is a marginally prominent baby name. See also Gasper.

Neper
Form of Napier. Derived fr. Scottish language. Place name .. Not Top 2000 name.

Pepper
.. Used often as a nickname for .. Also a girls' name. Pepper is rare as a men's name, occurring regularly (top 2%) as a surname.

Per1
Form of Pierre. From French word. Variant of Peter .. Rather quirky as a baby name, Per is found more often as a surname. See also Perry.

Per2
Var. of Peter. Source fr. Greek language. "Rock." Not in popularity charts.

Piper
From Old English element. "One who plays the pipes." Cross-gender use. Piper is an atypical masculine name, existing commonly (top 1%) as a last name.

ProsperProsper
Derived fr. Latin element. "Fortunate." Adoption of Prosper soared 135 years ago.

Roper
Origin fr. Old English element. "Rope maker." Compare last names Rope (top 39%), Ropes (64%). See also Royer.

SkipperSkipper
Var. of Skip. Derivative of English. "Ship, boss." Skipper is an uncommonly used male name, registering commonly (top 2%) as a last name.

Tupper
Derivative of Old English language. "Ram, male sheep." Uncommon, with the -er suffix, like Telfer, Torger. See also Topher.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -per names for boys.

1. Casper - Tupper
Caspar [Casper, Gasper, Jasper], Gaspard [Casper, Gasper, Jasper, Kasper], Chip [Chipper], Cooper, Draper, Harper, Hooper, Hopkin [Hopper], Jasper [Gasper, Jesper, Kacper], Juniper, Kaspar [Kasper], Napier [Neper], Pepper, Pierre [Per], Peter [Per], Piper, Prosper, Roper, Skip [Skipper], Tupper

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