Jasper

Pronunciation: ja-hspe-hr
Origin: Iran, Islamic Republic of
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Asia

Jasper is a masculine given name commonly believed to be of Persian origin, meaning "treasurer". The name is derived from Latin "Gaspar," which is possibly connected to the Biblical Hebrew word "גִּזְבָּר" (gizbar), also meaning "treasurer," and derived from Persian "ganzabara". The name Jasper is associated with one of the three Magi, or wise men, who visited the infant Jesus bearing gifts in Christian folklore. The name does not appear in the Bible and is first found in medieval tradition. The origin of the name Jasper is considered to be unrelated to the English vocabulary word for the gemstone, which is of Semitic origin. The name Jasper is connected to the Persian word "ganza-para," meaning "keeper of the treasure". The name is also related to other names such as Caspar, Kaspar, Kasper, Gasparo, Jesper, Jespa, and Kacper (pronounced Katsper). The name Jasper has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world since the Middle Ages.

Jasper Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Jasper is currently #115 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Jasper is currently #115 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Nature: Jasper is currently #45 on Kiindred Nature Names
gender-male Boy Nature: Jasper is currently #45 on Kiindred Boy Nature Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Jasper is currently #112 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Jasper is currently #112 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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