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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. Also possibly (Persian) "treasure holder". 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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Kaspar.
Jasper is a very popular first name for males (#553 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3038 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Jasper for boys (2014 statistics).
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