Usage: English, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Popular Culture

Pronounced: KAS-pər (English, Dutch), KAS-peh (Swedish), KAS-bu (Danish)

Meaning: Variant form of Jasper used in several languages. In Popular Culture, it is the name of a friendly ghost from an American series of cartoons and comic books (beginning 1945).
RHAWK3935  6/30/2019
Better than the heavily outdated Jasper, but serves as a modern variant of the original Caspar.
RHAWK3935  5/3/2019
I generally love names beginning with a 'ck' sound and Casper is no exception. I like Casper and Cas equally and I would definitely use it for a son. I think Casper and Cornelius are good names for twins.

Also, Casper the friendly ghost is not a problem for me. I associate it more with the Three Wise Men (Magi), like thesnowwhiterose said earlier.
BeccyLeader2  11/10/2018
The name Casper was given to 123 boys in the US in 2017!
Lady_Skywalker  8/23/2018
I'm not even sure what it is I like about this name, but I really like it! I would totally use it for a son.
― Anonymous User  9/1/2017
This is my beautiful doggo's name. He's a black lab.
Stellalune  8/16/2017
Not sure why everyone hates the connection to the friendly ghost, I think it's rather cute.
It's a sweet, calm, and sleepy-sounding name. You can also use the nickname 'Cas' which is a super cute little nickname. I love this name, it's perfect for a baby, a teen, and an adult. You can't go wrong with Casper!
― Anonymous User  7/11/2017
Great name for dogs, cats, and Ghosts.
Luvbug86  6/4/2017
The name Casper was given to 86 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/18/2016
I love the name Casper! It it very underused in my opinion. Yes, lots of people think of Casper the Friendly Ghost BUT this name is classy & handsome regardless! :-)
― Anonymous User  11/2/2014
Caspar is also used in America. Definitely due to the association with the child's tv show. But it's a good name.
KenniWinchester  10/23/2014
Casper is an okay name, but I prefer the nickname for it, Cas.
DaisyGraceBaker  7/7/2014
I think this name is nice. It's really rare in Australia.
Almonds  7/27/2013
The name Casper was given to 68 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/20/2013
I don't think the ghost deserves to be listed in the name description. It's not that famous.
thesnowwhiterose  5/7/2013
Casper is one of the Three Wise Men, or Magi. I have always heard Casper, not Jasper.
thesnowwhiterose  5/7/2013
I SO wish this name was more common. It needs to rid itself of the pale and ghostly connotation from that outdated cartoon. Casper is a really cool name, plus if a guy wanted to, he could go by Cass. The names Cassidy and Cassandra are popular for girls, so I really hope this one day makes a comeback. It was an uncommon name during the late 1800s, but today is pretty much nonexistent.
codenameflame  2/28/2012
Casper is the stage name of a German rapper who is gaining popularity at the moment. I think it's a beautiful name, quite old and regal sounding. Mystical!
kodabear  2/6/2012
Casper Wells, an American baseball player.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2011
Also a very popular name in Denmark along with the other spelling Kasper. So not only a Dutch name. [noted -ed]
Kris-tine  2/8/2010
Casper Van Dien is an American actor. The name Casper is passed down through generations in his family on first born sons.
vomiting  6/12/2009
I don't think that many children these days would even be familiar with 'Casper the Friendly Ghost.' There's no reason for this name to be considered unusable. It's short and fun.
vomiting  6/4/2009
I think Casper is a really cute name. ^^
SkullRose  4/8/2009
Because of the ghost I would only use this as a middle name, and only because it is a family name.
― Anonymous User  1/15/2009
Ditto. I would like this name a lot if not for the dumb cartoon! Grr.
Katheros  6/12/2008
It's not the worst name out there, but I must say that the first thing that comes to mind is Casper the Friendly Ghost, along with the tune that has stuck in my mind, even though I haven't watched the program since 1991 or 1992. People with this name would probably have the tune stuck in my head all day.
slight night shiver  4/20/2008
On it says that Casper means "Master of the treasure".
Cyneburga  10/29/2007
The actor Skandar Keynes (Edmund Pevensie in Narnia) his second middle name is Casper.
BoiCrazii  7/6/2006
Casper is Claudia Schiffer's son's name.
dani_08  3/5/2006
Dutch pronunciation is CAHS-pur. [noted -ed]
X-Mar  2/19/2006
Casper or Kasper in Germany is a jack-in-the box, a toy for kids. What I want to know, being that my name is Casper, where did the ghost come from? How did they hook the two together?
gost  2/9/2006
Casper the friendly ghost is a famous ghost that most kids know and love!
Jinx  1/8/2006

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