Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. JAS-pər(English) YAHS-pər(Dutch)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Latin Gaspar, perhaps from the Biblical Hebrew word גִּזְבָּר (gizbar) meaning "treasurer", derived from Persian ganzabara. 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

VariantsCasper, Kasper(Dutch) Caspar, Gaspar(Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend)
Other Languages & CulturesKašpar(Czech) Casper, Jesper, Kasper(Danish) Kaspar(Estonian) Kasper(Finnish) Gaspard(French) Kaspar(German) Gáspár, Gazsi(Hungarian) Gaspare, Gasparo(Italian) Kaspars(Latvian) Kasparas(Lithuanian) Casper, Jesper, Kasper(Norwegian) Kacper(Polish) Gaspar(Portuguese) Gašper(Slovene) Gaspar(Spanish) Casper, Jesper, Kasper(Swedish)


People think this name is

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Name Days

Estonia: October 20
Finland: October 20


Entry updated January 21, 2022