Dutch form of Jasper, Persian
"bringer of treasure"

Casper Origin and Meaning

The name Casper is a boy's name of Scandinavian, Persian origin meaning "bringer of treasure".

This ancient name, also spelled Caspar, is finally shedding its ghostly image and moving into the 21st century. Popular in the Netherlands and Scandinavia, where it's sometimes shortened to Cas, Casper could ride the style coattails of cousin Jasper. Casper was one of the Three Magi who brought gifts to the infant Jesus along with Melchior and Balthasar.

Some notable Caspers are one-time Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger (called Cap) and actor Casper Van Dien, whose son is Casper Robert Van Dien III. Claudia Schiffer and Jenny Frost both used the names for their boys, while Jason Lee did a gender switch when he called his daughter Casper (sister of Pilot Inspektor).

Casper Goodwood was the persistent suitor of the main character, Isabel Archer, in Henry James's novel A Portrait of a Lady.

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Casper Popularity

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Famous People Named Casper

  • Casperruler of the Mayan city of Palenque
  • Casper Van DienAmerican actor
  • Casper ten Boom (18591944), father of Corrie ten Boom, Dutch watchmaker who aided Jews during the Holocaust
  • Casper WellsMajor League Baseball player
  • CasperGerman musician
  • DJ CasperAmerican musician
  • Caspar Richard George LeeActor and YouTuber
  • Casper Hayes Redman (b. 2015)son of actress Marguerite Moreau and Christopher Redman
  • Casper Warebasketballer

Casper in Pop Culture

  • Casper the Friendly Ghostcartoon character
  • Kasper/CasperGerman children's version of Punch (from Judy and Punch).
  • Caspera skateboarding trick
  • "Casper" the working title of the song "The Day That Never Comes" by Metallica
  • CasperWyoming, USA
  • Casperthe antagonist in Harmony Korrine's film "Kids"