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

The name Caspar is a boy's name of Persian origin meaning "keeper of the treasure". Caspar and is often added to lists like Unusual Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Extended Family Congrats Round 2 (dice game)".

From the experts:

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 Voght (1752-1839), German social reformer
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 Richard George Lee, South African vlogger

Pop Culture References for the name Caspar

Caspar, character in movie "Roadside Prophets"
Caspar, one of the three Magi computer is Japanese anime "Neon Genesis Evangelion"


Caspar's International Variations

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


mandyjoy94 Says:


When I have a boy, he will be named Caspar Quinn Alexander. Although I would be naming him after the original Persian name, I think it would be adorable if he were born in October. And Halloween would be easy; he could dress as a ghost. Haha I also love the name Damon for a boy.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Love this name so much

Floris Says:


That's really pretty!!

Guest Says:


I have picked this name if its a boy :) Casper Robin <3

ldougie Says:


Sort of different and fresh!