Names That Mean Bringer

  1. Jasper
    • Origin:

      Persian
    • Meaning:

      "bringer of treasure"
    • Description:

      Jasper originated as a variation of the Latin Gaspar, which ultimately derived from the Persian word ganzabara, meaning "bringer of treasure." As a given name, Jasper’s etymology is unrelated to that of the gemstone, which comes from a Semitic word meaning "speckled stone." Jasper is the usual English form for one of the Three Wise Men who brought gifts to the infant Christ according to medieval tradition and appears in the Bible as a reference to the stone itself in Revelations 4:3.
  2. Persephone
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "bringer of destruction"
    • Description:

      Persephone is the esoteric name of the Greek mythological daughter of Zeus by Demeter, the queen of the harvest. After she was kidnapped by Hades to be Queen of the Underworld, it was decreed by Zeus that she would spend six months of the year with her mother, allowing crops to grow, and six in mourning, thus accounting for the seasons.
  3. Casper
    • Origin:

      Dutch form of Jasper, Persian
    • Meaning:

      "bringer of treasure"
    • Description:

      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.
  4. Meyer
    • Origin:

      German surname or Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "landlord, farmer; bringer of light"
    • Description:

      Favored by first-generation Jewish families from the affluent Guggenheims to criminal-producing Lanskys; now Meyer is pretty much relegated to poolside gin games in Boca.
  5. Jasper
    • Origin:

      Persian
    • Meaning:

      "bringer of treasure"
    • Description:

      The ancient boys' name Jasper is popular internationally in a range of forms, including Casper and Gaspard, and now Jasper is beginning to be used for girls in the US.
  6. Kasper
    • Origin:

      Polish variation of Casper, form of Jasper, Persian
    • Meaning:

      "bringer of treasure"
    • Description:

      Jasper and its many international variations, from Kasper to Casper to Gaspard, is finding new popularity.
  7. Gaspard
    • Origin:

      French variation of Jasper
    • Meaning:

      "bringer of treasure"
    • Description:

      Jasper is an internationally-popular name that takes many forms, among them Casper, Gaspar, and the French version Gaspard. Virtually unknown in the US, Gaspard is one of the Top 100 Boy Names in France.
  8. Jabari
    • Origin:

      Swahili
    • Meaning:

      "comforter, bringer of consolation"
    • Description:

      Coolly attractive African name, with distinguished representatives in sports and literature. Jabari has been on the rise recently, returning to the US Top 1000 in 2023.
  9. Meir
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "bringer of light"
    • Description:

      The original form of the Hebrew Meyer.
  10. Mayer
    • Origin:

      German surname or Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "landlord, farmer; bringer of light"
    • Description:

      More common -- when it was common -- with the Meyer spelling.
  11. Thallo
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "bringer of blossoms"
    • Description:

      Thallo, the Greek goddess of spring, buds, and blooms has a decidedly less flowery name than her Roman counterpart, Flora. Thallo is one of the Horae in Greek mythology: goddesses associated with the cycle of life, growth and the seasons.
  12. Vanina
    • Origin:

      Portuguese and Spanish diminutive of Evangelina,"bringer of good news"
    • Meaning:

      "bringer of good news"
    • Description:

      Vanina is a name that is, at first glance, miles apart from its origin. But once you say it aloud and look for it, you can see the direct line from Evangelina to Vanina. Vanina could also be a good alternative for people who like the sound of Vanille or Vanilla, but can't bring themselves to use a flavor as a name.
  13. Gašper
    • Origin:

      Slovene variation of Jasper, Persian
    • Meaning:

      "bringer of treasure"
    • Description:

      Former Top 10 choice in Slovenia, now outside of the Top 50. The unaccented version, Gasper, ranked in the US Top 1000 in 1911 and 1917. The accent over the S specifies an SH pronunciation.
  14. Thalette
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "bringer of blossoms"
    • Description:

      An alternative form of Thallo, goddess of spring.