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What does Jasper mean?

Jasper /ja-sper/ as a boys' name is pronounced JAS-per. It is of Greek origin. Variant of Caspar or Gaspar. Possibly (Persian) "treasure keeper". Jasper is also a semiprecious gemstone, harder than glass, and red or reddish brown. Biblical: the jasper mentioned in the Book of Revelation actually may refer to a diamond. Painter Jasper Johns.

Associated with: greek, keeper (defender), brown, biblical, book (literary).


Jasper has 5 variants: Gaspar, Gasper, Jaspar, Jesper and Kacper.

Related boy names: Gaspard and Kaspar.

Jasper has 4 more different relations via Caspar: Casper, Gaspard, Gasparo and Kaspar.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jasperri, Josper, ..

(female) Jasperia, Jasperl, ..

How popular is Jasper?

Jasper is a very popular first name for men (#553 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3576 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Jasper for boys. Jasper was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #166 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #218. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jasper name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jasper outside U.S.

Prominent variation forms of Jasper (#218 in 2014) appearing in the Top 2000 are Casper (#1753 in 2014), Kacper, Jesper, Gasper and Gaspar. These relations of Jasper are at the height of their popularity today (average #1661), except for the version Casper which have become somewhat dated. Jasper has been the most popular choice.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alaster, Balfer, Banner, Baumer, Carver, Caster, Dayner, Draper, Gayner, Harper, Havier, Hooper, Jabes, Jace, Jacey, Jader, Jaeger, Jael, Jafar, Jagger, Jakeb, Jame, Jameel, James, Jamey, Janne, Janssen, Janzen, Jaques, Jarel, Jarred, Jarren, Jascha, Jase, Jasen, Jasha, Jason, Jasun, Javier, Jaycee, Jaydee, Jaylen, Jayme, Jayvee, Josef, Joszef, Justen, Kaiser, Kappler, Kasper, Maier, Majer, Mayeer, Nagler, Naseer, Naser, Osker, Parker, Pepper, Piper, Prosper, Rainer, Ranier, Sander, Sawyer, Tanier, Tayber, Tayler, Ussher, Walder, Walker, Warner, Yaseer, Yasser and Zavier. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jasper.