JASPER
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: JAS-pər (English), YAHS-pər (Dutch)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "treasurer" in Persian. This name was traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the 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.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Casper, Kasper (Dutch), Caspar, Gaspar (Judeo-Christian Legend)
DIMINUTIVE: Cas (Dutch)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Casper, Jesper, Kasper (Danish), Gaspard (French), Kaspar (German), Gáspár, Gazsi (Hungarian), Gaspare, Gasparo (Italian), Kaspars (Latvian), Kasparas (Lithuanian), Casper, Kasper (Norwegian), Kacper, Kasper (Polish), Gaspar (Portuguese), Gašper (Slovene), Gaspar (Spanish), Casper, Kasper (Swedish)
Popularity
United States  ranked #248 
England/Wales  ranked #129 
Canada (BC)  - 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #91 
Belgium  ranked #55 
Netherlands  ranked #71 
New Zealand  -