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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 were at the peak of their popularity in the year 2015 (USAGE OF 0.4%) and have remained as common to this day (USAGE 0.4%, 2.9% LESS), but with names such as Casper becoming less trendy. Cooper (#79), Harper (#793) and Jasper (#209) 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 variants

Jasper1, Gasper1, Casper1
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.

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

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


Stems fr. Old English language. "Barrel maker." Adoption of Cooper as a boys' name in 2016 was up 44.2% compared to a decade ago.

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


Root fr. Old English word. "Harpist, minstrel." Cross-gender use. Usage of Harper as a children's name in 2016 was up 64.2% compared to a decade ago.

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

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

Jasper and variants

Jasper3, var. Kacper, Jesper, Gasper3
Derived fr. Greek element. .. Possibly (Persian) "treasure keeper". Usage of Jesper and forms is at its most widespread presently.

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

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

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

.. 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.

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

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.

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.


Derived fr. Latin element. "Fortunate." Adoption of Prosper soared 136 years ago.

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


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

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

Usage comparison for -per names