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Gender: M Meaning of Caspar: "keeper of the treasure" Origin of Caspar: Persian, variation of Gaspar

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After half a century, this otherwise feasible name has at last started to lose its link to the friendly ghost; it certainly didn't scare model Claudia Schiffer, who chose it for her son, as did Atomic Kitten Jenny Frost. Iconoclastic namer Jason Lee switched genders and called his daughter Casper. Also related to the revived Jasper, Caspar seems headed towards the path to a similar resurgence.

Caspar is the name of one of the Three Magi who brought gifts to the infant Jesus—-Caspar of Tarsus was the one who brought the gift of gold.

In the Casper spelling, the name was quite popular in the U.S. near the end of the nineteenth century, peaking in 1889 at Number 332, but it dropped off the list completely in 1933. It still retains its popularity in Scandinavia and Belgium.

Actor Casper van Dien was the tenth generation in his family to bear the name of his Dutch ancestors, continuing the tradition with his son Casper Robert Mitchum.

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Famous People Named Caspar

Caspar, one of the Biblical magi
Caspar David Friedrich, 19th-century German Romantic artist
Caspar Buberl, American sculptor
Caspar Netscher, Dutch painter
Caspar del Bufalo, Italian priest and saint
Caspar Badrutt (1848-1904), Swiss businessman and pioneer of alpine resorts
Caspar John, British admiral
Caspar de Robles, ruler of two provinces of the Netherlands
Caspar Einem , Austrian politician
Caspar Weinberger, American politician and U.S. Secretary of Defense
Caspar Weinberger Jr., American writer
Caspar Lee, South African YouTuber

Pop Culture References for the Name Caspar

Caspar, from movie "Roadside Prophets" played by John Cusack

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Caspar's International Variations

Jesper (Danish) Gaspard, Jasper (French) Gazsi, Gaspar (Hungarian) Gasparo (Italian) Kasper (Polish) Casper, Kaspar (Scandinavian) Casparo, Gazpar (Spanish)