Usage: English, Dutch, Judeo-Christen Legend
Pronounced: Jas-pƏr (English), Yahs-pƏr (Dutch)
Meaning and History:
Means “treasurer” in Persian. This name was traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as Magi, or three kings) who were said to have visited the newborn Jesus. It has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world since the Middle Ages. The name can also be given in reference to the English word for the gemstone.
Casper, Kasper (Dutch), Casper, Gaspar (Judeo-Christian Legend)
Diminutive: Cas (Dutch)
In the United States it’s ranked 209, in England and Wales it has risen to 98.
Jasper’s in my family:
- Jasper JOHNSON; spouse of Sally CLARK
- Jasper Alexander WILBUR; son of Charles Delaittre and Calista Wilton (SCAMMON) WILBUR