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Gender: Male Meaning of Casper: "treasurer" Origin of Casper: Dutch form of Jasper, Persian

The name Casper is a boy's name of Scandinavian, Persian origin meaning "treasurer". Casper and is often added to lists like Magical Christmas Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset the signatures!".

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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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Famous People Named Casper

Casper, ruler of the Mayan city of Palenque
Casper Van Dien, American actor
Casper ten Boom (1859-1944), father of Corrie ten Boom, Dutch watchmaker who aided Jews during the Holocaust
Casper Wells, Major League Baseball player
Casper, German musician
DJ Casper, American musician
Caspar Richard George Lee, Actor and YouTuber
Casper Hayes Redman (b. 2015), son of actress Marguerite Moreau and Christopher Redman
Casper Ware, basketballer

Pop Culture References for the name Casper

Casper the Friendly Ghost, cartoon character
Kasper/Casper, German children's version of Punch (from Judy and Punch).
Casper, a skateboarding trick
"Casper," the working title of the song "The Day That Never Comes" by Metallica
Casper, Wyoming, USA