Casper: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Casper
Origin of the name Casper:
Dutch form of Gaspar, which, along with Balthasar and Melchior, was assigned to the Three Wise Men who brought gifts to the Christ Child. The names are not found in the Bible and are thought to have been assigned in the 11th century. Of uncertain etymology, Caspar might be derived from the Persian genashber (treasure master), which is in keeping with his role of the bringer of precious gifts.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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This name sounds trendy...I'm wondering why it's not that common.
Casper is a strong name, loving and quirky. Our son is named Casper and it suits him amazingly. The only thing I would suggest is be prepared to have your child called "The friendly ghost" for sometime.
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A lot of people laugh about it at first, not being able to separate the cartoon from the name.
My son is named Casper, and people's response has been overwhelmingly positive. I've gotten everything from "good for you!" to "what a cool name." I was expecting more ghost references, but only one person said, "Great name, and he'll have a built-in Halloween costume." Only one person has been negative, and that was because of the ghost connection.
My brother is named Cazpar. A lot of people tease him for it, but not in a mean way, in more of a joking manner.
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Casper Van Dien, American actor.
Casper Ten Boom, Dutch Underground Leader during WWII
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Casper the Friendly Ghost, cartoon character.
Casper from the movie "Kids"
Casper Lomer, father of Squirrely, Floradora, Boswell and Spiggie Lomer, in the internet comic blog The Greasers of Hazzick Flats. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com He's a plumber who works for Acme Plumbing & Heating, and who bears an uncanny resemblance to Mr. Clean. His grandson Tony thinks he really IS Mr. Clean.