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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. 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.


Variations

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

For more information, see also related boy names Gaspard and Kaspar.


Popularity

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jasper name in U.S.

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jasper in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Casper and Kasper. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jasper.

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