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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.

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

For more information, see also the related boy name Kaspar.


Popularity

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).


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. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jasper, Jesper and Kacper. (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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