Jasper

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Gender: M Meaning of Jasper: "bringer of treasure" Origin of Jasper: Persian Jasper's Popularity in 2016: #209

Jasper has a lot going for it -- it's been rocketing up the ranks in the US, after long being considered a posh and charming name in England. Distinctly masculine, Jasper represents a variety of quartz--one of the few gem names for boys-- and is the first name of the great modern artist Jasper Johns. Our only caveat: Jasper is a favorite of a lot of hip parents, and has gotten even more popular since its strong appearance in the Twilight books and movies.

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.

Jasper has considerable literary cred as well, appearing in works by Sir Walter Scott, James Fenimore Cooper, Thackeray, and Thomas Hardy--as well as Stephenie Meyer.

Casper/Caspar is the German version.

Famous People Named Jasper

Jasper Johns, American artist
Jasper Francis Cropsey, American artist
Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniels, American founder of Jack Daniels whiskey
Jasper Tudor, one of the founders of the Tudor dynasty
Jasper Pääkkönen, Finnish actor
Jasper Carrott, English actor/comedian
Jasper Alexander Thirlby Conran, English designer
Jasper Fforde, English novelist
Jasper Robards (b. 1990), son of actors Sam Robards and Suzy Amis
Jasper Armstrong Marsalis (b. 1995), son of trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and actress Victoria Rowell
Jasper William Oliver Cable-Alexander (b. 1998), son of Antony Armstrong Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
Jasper Trinneer (b. 2005), son of actor Connor Trinneer
Jasper Warren Paisley (b. 2009), son of singer Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Pop Culture References for the name Jasper

Jasper Whitlock/Hale, character in the Twilight Saga
Jasper, family dog in TV's 'Bachelor Father' (1957)
Jasper Badun, henchman in Disney's 'One Hundred and One Dalmatians'
'Jasper,' term for a wasp in southern England
Jasper "Jax" Jacks, character on American soap opera "General Hospital'
Jasper Bernard, character in movie "Trust the Man"
Jasper Dale, a character on TV's "Road to Avonlea"
Jasper Beardly, character on TV's "The Simpsons"
"Jasper Jones," novel by Craig Silvie
Jasper Jordan, character in The 100 series
Jasper, female antagonist on animated series Steven Universe
Jasper Jr., character in Carl Hiaasen's "Flush"
Jasper, character from web comic "Lost Nightmare"
Jasper Bloom, character in film "The Holiday"
"Jasper," short puppet film series by George Pal
"Jasper," song by Jim Stafford
"Jasper," song by Kaela Kimura
Jasper Kaylock, character in webcomic "The Glass Scientists"

Caspar, Gasper, Jas, Jaspar, Jaz, Jazper, Jespar, Jesper