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What does Caspar mean?

Caspar Pronunciation of Caspar [cas-par] as a boys' name is pronounced KAS-per. It is of Persian origin, and the meaning of Caspar is "treasurer". Dutch form of Jasper. In medieval tradition, Caspar was one of the three Magi or "wise men" who traveled from afar to find the baby Jesus. A 1960s TV series featured Casper the Friendly Ghost.

Associated with: medieval, wise.


Caspar has 8 variants: Casper, Cass, Gaspar, Gaspard, Gasparo, Gasper, Jasper and Kaspar.

Affiliated boy name: Melchior.

4 more different relations via Casper, Jasper: Jaspar, Jesper, Kacper and Kasper.

Creative forms:
(male) Capar, Cascar, ..

(female) Cascam, Casla, ..

Middle name pairings:
Caspar Nathan (C.N.), ..

How popular is Caspar?

Caspar is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#52403 out of 150436, Top 35%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Caspar (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Jasper (#215 a year ago), Casper (#1761), Kacper, Jesper, Gasper, Cass and Gaspar. Other forms, like Kasper, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Caspar was common among parents in 2015 (average #1710), except for the form Casper which has fallen out of style. Jasper is the most chic boy name here. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Casper, Cass, Gaspar, Gasper, Jasper, Kacper in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Casper, Jasper, Jesper, Kacper outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Barbar, Cadan, Cadfan, Cadmar, Caedan, Caelan, Caesar, Caezar, Caidan, Calder, Callan, Campian, Cannan, Caolan, Capel, Capp, Cappel, Carman, Carr, Carsan, Carter, Casar, Case, Casey, Cash, Casimir, Casmir, Casmire, Cason, Caspian, Casshe, Cassian, Cassio, Caster, Castor, Cathan, Cavan, Caydan, Cesar, Cesare, Cesaro, Cooper, Costa, Costas, Czar, Davar, Eadgar, Fajar, Garnar, Garpar (see Gaspard), Hadar, Haidar, Halvar, Hamar, Hammar, Haydar, Jabbar, Jafar, Jaffar, Jayar, Lamar, Lazar, Lazear, Makar, Oscar, Oskar, Osmar, Ragnar, Raynar, Sacar (see Sachar), Sachar, Seasar, Wistar, Yaar and Yakar. These names tend to be more frequently used than Caspar.