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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 has 5 variants: Gaspar, Gasper, Jaspar, Jesper and Kacper.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Gaspard and Kaspar.

Jasper has 5 more different forms via Caspar: Casper, Cass, Gaspard, Gasparo and Kaspar.


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. 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Prominent variation forms of Jasper (#218 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000 are Kacper, Jesper and Casper. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.3588%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1955%, down 45.5%), with the version Casper becoming less trendy. Jasper (#218) is the most trendy birth name here, with this name undergoing a resurgence in popularity. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Jasper and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Kasper. This name tends to be less commonly used than Jasper.