Jasper Name Meaning & Origin

Jasper

Pronunciation: JAS-per (key)

Origin of the name Jasper:

English form of Gaspar, a name of uncertain etymology 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 fixed in the 11th century. Gaspar might have been 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.

Related Names:

Casper, Gaspar

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Jasper is an opaque, impure variety of quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in colour.

Personal experiences with the name Jasper: | Edit

Jasper is mainly a boys name but I'm a girl. I love my name and it comes with being the only girl in my town with the name! It's unique and you won't find many female Jasper's or male but it's not a name where people question whether my parents were high when they named me. I love it! I also have three first names so that's different as well.

Nicknames for Jasper: | Edit

Jas
Jaz / Jazz
Jazzy
Jack
Jax
Jay

Meanings and history of the name Jasper: | Edit

Jasper as a name has a long history. It is a variant of the Persian name Kasper--and related to the name of the third Magi, Gasper. In Scandinavian countries, the name is Jesper. The name dates far back, and was common enough to be used in the royal family of England. The uncle of Henry VII of England was Jasper Tudor (1431-1495), the second son of the scandalous relationship of Owen Tudor and Queen Catherine of Valois (widow of Henry V).

Famous real-life people named Jasper: | Edit

Jasper Johns (artist)
Jasper Conran (designer)
Jasper Tudor (uncle of Henry VII)
Jasper Fforde (author)
Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel, founder of Jack Daniel's distillery.

Jasper in song, story & screen: | Edit

Jasper King, character in the novel The Five Little Peppers
Jasper, one of Cruella de Vil's henchmen in "101 Dalmations".
Jasper Hale, vampire from "Twilight" books.
Jasper "Jax" Jacks, character on ABC's "General Hospital".
Jasper, character from Charles Dickens' "Edwin Drood"
Jasper Jordan, a character on The 100
Jasper Dale, character from L.M.Montgomery's "The Story Girl" and "The Golden Road".
Jasper, one of Grandpa Simpson's friends at the nursing home on "The Simpsons".
Jasper Frost, bodyguard in tv show 'The Royals'
Jasper, a fictional character in the Hoyle Card & Board PC Games.
Jasper, a fictional Manx kitty character in the story Adventure Wonders.
Jasper "Jazz" Dent, the main character in the book "I Hunt Killers".

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