Meaning and name origin
Jasper \j(a)-sper, jas-per\ as a boy's 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.
Jasper is a very popular first name for males (#553 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3038 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jasper for boys. Jasper reached its highest rank of #166 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Jasper and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jasper (#218), Kacper and Jesper. (2014 statistics).