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What does Jasper mean?

Jasper Pronunciation of Jasper 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. Also form of Gaspard.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, keeper (defender), brown, biblical, book (literary)


VARIANTS Gaspar, Gasper, Jaspar, Jesper, Kacper


OTHER FORMS VIA CASPAR Casper, Gaspard, Gasparo, Kaspar



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How popular is Jasper?

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. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Jasper reached its peak position of #154 in the U.S. in 2018. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jasper name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Jasper (#154 IN 2018) appearing in the Top 2000 are Casper (#1387), Gaspar, Gasper, Jesper and Kacper. These relations of Jasper are at the height of their popularity today (AVERAGE #1590). Jasper has been the most popular choice.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jasper, Casper, Gaspar, Gasper, Kacper in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Alaster, Balfer, Banner, Baumer, Carver, Casper, Caster, Dayner, Draper, Harper, Havier, Hooper, Jabes, Jace, Jacey, Jader, Jaeger, Jael, Jafar, Jagger, Jakeb, Jame, Jameel, James, Jamey, Janne, Janssen, Janzen, Jaques, Jarel, Jarred, Jarren, Jascha, Jase, Jasen, Jasha, Jason, Jasun, Javier, Jaycee, Jaydee, Jaylen, Jayvee, Josef, Joszef, Justen, Kaiser, Kappler, Kaspar, Kasper, Maier, Majer, Mayeer, Nagler, Naseer, Naser, Osker, Parker, Pepper, Piper, Prosper, Rainer, Ranier, Sander, Sawyer, Tanier, Tayber, Tayler, Ussher, Walder, Walker, Warner, Yaseer, Yasser and Zavier. These names tend to be less commonly used than Jasper.