Persian, variation of Gaspar
"keeper of the treasure"

Caspar Origin and Meaning

The name Caspar is a boy's name of Persian origin meaning "keeper of the treasure".

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

  • Casparone of the Biblical magi
  • Caspar David FriedrichGerman Romantic artist
  • Caspar VoghtGerman social reformer
  • Caspar BuberlAmerican sculptor
  • Caspar NetscherDutch painter
  • Caspar del BufaloItalian priest and saint
  • Caspar BadruttSwiss businessman and pioneer of alpine resorts
  • Caspar JohnBritish Admiral of the Fleet; son of painter Augustus John
  • Caspar de Roblesruler of two provinces of the Netherlands
  • Caspar EinemAustrian politician
  • Caspar WeinbergerAmerican politician and U.S. Secretary of Defense
  • Caspar Weinberger Jr.American writer
  • Caspar Richard George LeeSouth African vlogger

Caspar in Pop Culture

  • Casparcharacter in movie "Roadside Prophets"
  • Casparone of the three Magi computer is Japanese anime "Neon Genesis Evangelion"