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.
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)
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)
Prominent variation forms of Jasper (#218 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000 are Kacper, Jesper and Casper. These relations of Jasper reached the height of their popularity 134 years ago (average #641) and are somewhat less common today (#804, 45.5% less), with the version Casper becoming somewhat dated. Jasper has been the most popular choice.
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Suggested similar baby 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.