What does Jasper mean?
Jasper \j(a)-sper, jas-per\ 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.
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 (#3038 out of 88799, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Jasper for boys. Jasper reached its peak position of #166 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #218. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Jasper and related names. Prominent variation forms of Jasper (#218 in 2014) are Kacper, Jesper and Casper. This boy name reached the height of its popularity during 1880-1889 and has become significantly less popular since, with the version Casper becoming less trendy. Jasper (#218) is the most trendy birth name here, with this name undergoing a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Kasper. This name tends to be less commonly used than Jasper.