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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 Literary Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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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Popularity

Caspar is #588 on Nameberry

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Pop Culture References for the name Caspar

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Caspar's International Variations

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

Comments

mandyjoy94 Says:

2018-02-04T02:10:43

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:

2016-11-18T22:39:13

Love this name so much

Floris Says:

2016-02-24T11:27:28

That's really pretty!!

Guest Says:

2015-04-02T20:17:53

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

ldougie Says:

2014-08-24T22:20:37

Sort of different and fresh!