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This is my brother's name. My dad, a geologist, chose "rock" names for all of us. (I'm Obsidian, my sister is Amethyst.)
elizabeth hamlet  12/16/2005
Jasper Badun is one of Cruella De Vil's henchmen in "101 Dalmatians."
breakofday  12/21/2005
This is the name of a town in Alberta, Canada. It's a nice place to snowboard, nice mountains there.
Jinx  1/8/2006
I know that you have this listed as a boys name but I think it could be used as a girls name with the reference to the gemstone!
Kalvin  2/8/2006
I think this name is great!
― Anonymous User  6/9/2006
One of the worst names I've heard in my life. I hate this name with a fiery passion.
Mithos514  7/19/2006
It is actually quite a good name for a boy who is full of passion and reasonable as well.
ylxzone  7/25/2006
Jasper Hale is a character in Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.
Lomesir22  7/31/2006
Jasper Tudor, Earl of Pembroke, was uncle to Henry VII of England.
islandgull  10/7/2006
Yes, good name for a boy but /terrible/ for a girl! I don't care about naming girls after gemstones, please don't name your daughter this!
bobcat_explorer  12/29/2006
This is a VERY cool name. ;)
Surreal  1/5/2007
Love this name, and LOVE the nickname Jazz!
earthnut  1/17/2007
Jasper is such, a cool, fresh, uncommon name! I like it - for a girl or boy. It reminds me of the name Juniper. Lol, Jasper and Juniper - now there's a unique sibset!
Georgia_kh  4/13/2007
This is the name of Grampa's friend on the Simpsons.
Drak  7/10/2007
Hhhhmmmm. Not sure what to think of this name. I don't hate it, but I don't love it. It's a nice name for an old man, but I can't see a toddler or a teenager named Jasper. Of course, all those old men named Jasper were young at some point.
joanie2007  8/16/2007
I adore this name. If I had a pet lion, I would name it Jasper.
thefancyapple  8/29/2007
There is a character named Jasper Jacks on the daytime soap opera General Hospital. He goes by Jax (go figure).
reverie  10/26/2007
Jasper is the name of a town located in Florida. I've been there because I don't live far from it. Truthfully, it's really small and spooky at times.
Cyneburga  10/29/2007
I love this name for a girl or a boy. For a girl I think it is beautiful with the middle name Rose.
persephone1313  1/30/2008
As it is, this name is most certainly not feminine, and I urge any who would name a daughter this to reconsider or to add a feminine diminutive suffix if necessary. I believe that Crystal, Sapphire, or Pearl are better gemstone names for girls.
― Anonymous User  4/2/2008
Pronounced "Yahs-pur".
MaggieSimpson  4/7/2008
This name makes me think of mean, bigoted hillbillies. It also brings to my mind a very annoying Finnish celebrity named Jasper who is always whining about how much he hates being famous. Nothing but bad associations, sorry.
slight night shiver  4/24/2008
Jasper Polish was an actress in the move Astronaut Farmer. She is the daughter of director Michael Polish and Jo Strettel.
― Anonymous User  5/3/2008
It's also quite a common name in the Netherlands where it is pronounced YAHS-pur.
renee06  10/22/2008
I love this name, and know an adorable little boy named Jasper. His nicknames are Jap, Japs, and Jax. Just a lovely name, I would love to use it.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2008
I am surprised that some people have commented about this being used for a girl, as Jasper is one of the MOST MASCULINE names I know. I like the name Jasper, but I much prefer the German form, Kaspar.
― Anonymous User  1/15/2009
I, being a child of the 90s, tend think of Chuck E. Cheese whenever I hear this name because it was the name of that dog character there. Once I get past that, though, I kind of like it. I would probably use it as a middle name, though.
lavieboheme1993  2/15/2009
Jasper Carrott is a British comedian, actor and TV presenter.
persephone1313  2/24/2009
Jasper is the name of Brian's gay cousin on Family Guy. He has a Portuguese boyfriend named Ricardo.
― Anonymous User  3/29/2009
While this name may not look so nice on paper, the sound of Jasper is one of the most beautiful. I especially like the fact that it belongs to not only one of the 3 Wise men, but also to Jasper Cullen in the Twilight series. Another plus is that it means "treasure." I would consider naming a child this.
Anthroponomastics  5/27/2009
The Book of Revelation gives Jasper as the cornerstone of New Jerusalem, whose walls are said to be made of the stone. The Jasper on the ephod of Aaron has been traditionally thought to represent the tribe of Benjamin.
― Anonymous User  5/28/2009
This name is so adorable! Not in a childish way, but Jasper is such a great name! I always think of the stone Dalmation Jasper when I see this name.
-Julia-  7/25/2009
I saw a poster a while ago with the face of a missing child named Skyla Jasper. I can't remember her last name, but her first two stick in my head. My sympathies go out to her family.
lillyanna  12/20/2009
I immediately think of Caspar the Friendly Ghost and Jasper Cullen when I hear this name. I have a hard time identifying the name "Jasper" with a human.
― Anonymous User  1/9/2010
I really like the name Jasper. But for some reason (and this may sound weird, I apologize if it does), I can't picture a man named Jasper who *doesn't* have an English accent. Seriously--well, to me anyway, since I'm American--this is such a quintessentially English name.
― Anonymous User  1/9/2010
As a name, it derives from Gaspar, which derives from an ancient Chaldean word, "Gizbar", meaning "treasurer".

As a stone, it derives from Greek "iaspis", a green spotted stone, probably derived from a Semitic language, possibly Hebrew "yashpheh", meaning "to polish".
earthnut  1/23/2010
Better on a pet.
― Anonymous User  1/28/2010
Jasper is a character in "A Wizard of Earthsea" by Ursula LeGuin. Jasper is the rival of the main character, Ged and enjoys making Ged look foolish.

Jasper is also an old country name for a wasp in England.

Despite the fact authors often choose the name Jasper for their minor villains (maybe because of the wasp thing), I think this name is really gorgeous.
SandSea  2/20/2010
Personally I can't see this name on anyone who is not English. (And I'm American.) For some reason (in my mind), this name coincides with an English accent.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2010
I really like this name. It makes me think of a tall, blonde guy who is quiet but loyal and peaceful. Twilight is probably the reason I like it so much.
Black_X  5/8/2010
Jasper is a very cool name for a boy born in this decade. A lot of "J" names sound really good on guys and this one has a really nice, kinda quirky but hip sound to it. I have thought about naming a son this but not quite sure how his name would be received by the general public (I'm in the U.S.) as I think many people still think of this name as too old-fashioned sounding. Anyway, I think it is time for Jasper to be reborn and maybe it is starting to be. It's been increasing in popularity each year, at #337 in 2009.
― Anonymous User  6/3/2010
I'd like to correct the name's official description. The three "wise men" were not likely to have been kings. It's far more likely that they were followers of Zoroaster, hence the term magi being associated with them. (Magi were adept at reading the stars, which is probably why they were led by a star to Jesus even in the more popular versions.) Since I'd hazard a guess that most people have not heard of Zoroastrianism these days, the meaning's been lost in favor of the "three kings at manger-side" portrayal, not that it's been helped any by carols or nativity scenes that depict the "wise men".
Wilted  6/15/2010
Handsome and sophisticated; I love this name, but one namesake irks me.

Jasper from 101 Dalmations, I don't mind.
Jasper Carrot the TV presenter, I don't mind.
Jasper one of the wise men, I don't mind [I'm an atheist].
Jasper Hale, I DO mind.
alicehartley4884  7/17/2010
Jasper Bartlett is one of the main characters on Cartoon Network's live-action series Unnatural History.
Lady_Skywalker  12/18/2010
Of course, there's Jasper Johns the artist.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2011
John Jasper is a character in The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens.
Kate  5/15/2011
I think of a creepy old man, so I dislike this name.
GibsonGirl  10/28/2011
Jasper Brinkley (an American football player).
― Anonymous User  12/11/2011
I really like the name Jasper; it sounds eccentric and unique. I hope it'll be used more often in the future too as it sounds unusual and yet not too unusual to be heard on a person. Also, I think it would suit any age, and reminds me of somebody with character and personality. :-)
walesgal92  3/10/2012
Jasper is the name of Bentley and Kelly's dog on the 50s-60s American television series "Bachelor Father".
― Anonymous User  7/11/2012
Jasper King is one of the main characters of the "Five Little Peppers" books by Margaret Sydney.
― Anonymous User  3/13/2013
Welsh version, 'Siasbar'.
SilveryRow  9/2/2013
I think it's simple, not overused, and not a real bad name.
Gio123  10/4/2013
Jasper Fforde is the author of the amazingly clever "literary detective" Thursday Next novels.
shadow1999  12/15/2013
This is my brothers name and everyone LOVES IT. He refers to himself as jazz. He is the first born, and I am the second. My parents love music with a passion as we are Jazz and Piper. I was named after the actress as well but it fits in both scenarios.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2014
I think the name Jasper is brilliant and beautiful! The meaning of it is cute. :-) Imagine meeting twins called Jasper and Casper? Aww! :3.
― Anonymous User  11/2/2014
I think this name is absolutely horrible and can't understand the appeal.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2014
Tom from "Tom and Jerry" was originally called Jasper in the early debut episodes.
Ali Hassan  3/5/2015
I can't say I care for this name. I really don't like the sound, but I like the nickname "Jas".
Ali Hassan  3/9/2015
Jasper Jordan is a character on the CW show The 100.
twlightblack11  3/25/2015
Jasper Sitwell, SHIELD Agent, is a recurring character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Feorsteorra  6/16/2015
I don't care what you all say. I love my name, although my second name is girlish. I still don't care.
Jcube000  6/23/2015
Jasper is the name of an antagonist in the American cartoon Steven Universe.
Nerdinformer  6/29/2015
It's a sweet name with good/positive meanings and it's actually difficult to find a Jasper who does'nt have a good image (rich or poor) by the way it's not just for the Britons. I'm a Nigerrian and I have my niece bearing the same name, I also have a friend who's insisting on naming her baby Jasper as a middle name... well my father gave all his children biblical names like Jasper, Zebulon, Jessey, Goodness and Miracle. So mine was derived from the bible.
jasper JP  8/1/2015
Jasper is one of the bigger national parks in Canada, with spectacular scenery and a lot of elk. I've been there plenty of times for camping, and I'll never be able to unlink the name Jasper from the park.
pencils  8/15/2015
Jasper is a really nice name, sounds mysterious. Personally I don't think I would use it for myself. But if I do, I love the sound of Jasper Theodore or Jasper Theo. Truly elegant sounding.
555jazzy  10/11/2015
Jasper is my son's name and I couldn't be happier that we chose this name. Our Jasper is an adorable blond and blue-eyed boy with eyes like a piece of Jasper so the name suits him to a T. I love that the name is not over-used so that it retains uniqueness. When we chose this name, I knew some people would hate it and that we would just have to be brave, and I'm so glad we did. Jasper is a fresh name in a sea of overused names.
― Anonymous User  2/29/2016
Jasper is the name of a character in the kids TV show Steven Universe. She's an alien from a species that doesn't have genders, but is considered female. Jasper is a villain, and not the best namesake.
Aliria  4/5/2016
My brother's name is Jasper, and he is caucasian, and has lived all over the world. He was born in Bangkok, Thailand. We now live in Hawaii, (not together) on the island of Oahu. He enjoys his name. It's different, and he is a caring, awesome man. I'm proud to have a brother named Jasper!
malikamontano  4/21/2016
I've always liked this name; it sounds like the name of a man who uses his immense money and power to help those who are less fortunate than him.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
Why choose Jasper as the enemy all the time? I think it's a great name! Would be good as a gardener, farmer or maybe even someone who is gentle, forgiving and cares for the underdog. I will definitely use this name sometime in the future! (you can do the same if you want, but it's up to you!)
JemimaP1  5/11/2016
Jasper is a feminine name as well.
sm31  9/9/2016
Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel (c. January 1849 – October 10, 1911) was an American distiller and businessman, best known as the founder of the Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey distillery.
― Anonymous User  10/3/2016
This is a popular dog name, but don't let that stop you. Molly; Poppy; Harry and Max are very popular dog names too, and nobody bats an eyelid at those. Hey, I even had a dog called Jasper. He was amazing. Full of character. I would use this name on my son in a heartbeat. And as someone else commented above, I also love Jasper with Theodore, though maybe as brothers if I am that lucky.
And the similarity of Jassie to Jessie is another reason I think this name should be more popular.
Jasper being a 'nature name'; a semiprecious stone, is a plus.
queen_vic  10/18/2016
"Jewell" of the mountain. From Revelation 21:10-11 "And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a Jasper stone, clear as crystal."
All Wisdom  12/5/2016
I really like this name. It's usually a boy's name but it can be a girl's name too. There's a little girl at my church with this name.
Katiebeth04  2/14/2017
Jasper is very handsome and adorable. I love it with names like Hermione, Caspian, Loki and etc on my list. I feel I wouldn't use it because my friend has it higher up on their list but if I was, his name would be Jasper Edward Samuels and I find that so vogue and just reminds me of a sweet baby boy who's kind and just respectful. It also has a 1920s feel in my perspective and I love it so much because of it.
QuinnBethany  4/8/2017
Sounds like a pet name to me.
Luvbug86  6/4/2017
I always thought of the artist, Jasper Johns, when I heard this name. Now I think of my 1 year old son. I paired it with Boheme as a middle name. The artist Mark Ryden also named his son Jasper. Brecciated Jasper is a really pretty version of the stone. I definitely feel it's more masculine than feminine, but it's not completely macho. I think there is also a National Park in Canada named Jasper. It's a good nature name for boys. They are hard to come by without being too feminine, cheesy or overused. It took us forever to decide on a name. I was just calling him Comanche for a while. Boheme I've seen used as a girl's first name but I think it can go both ways. I sometimes call the baby Jasper Bo.
andreana  9/29/2017
A person whom will have a purpose for all (mankind).
jasperdwain  1/31/2018
Common name for cats and dogs.
Hushpuppy  3/14/2018

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