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Jasper 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.Jasper has 4 variant forms: Gaspar, Gasper, Jaspar and Jesper.
For more information, see also the related name Kaspar. Baby names that sound like Jasper are Esbern and Osbert.
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Popularity of Jasper
Jasper is a very popular first name for men (#553 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3038 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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