What does Casper mean?
Casper /ca-sper/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys. Casper's root is Persian, and the meaning of Casper is "treasurer". Casper is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -er, of Caspar (Persian): Dutch variant of Jasper. Casper is also a derivative of Gaspard (French, Persian).
How popular is Casper?
Casper is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#2667 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Casper for boys. Casper reached its highest rank of #399 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Jasper (#218 in 2014) is the only other prominent variation form of Casper listed in the Top 1000. Variants like Garpar are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names reached its highest during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.7175%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.391%, ▼45.5%), with the form Casper becoming less stylish. Jasper (#218) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here, with this name having a resurgence in usage. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Casper and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Caster. Like Casper, this name is not commonly used.