Casper Name Meaning & Origin
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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- Comments and insights on the name Casper
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.
- Personal experiences with the name Casper
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.
My name is Casper, and I get a lot of comments, "Oh, like the ghost?" "Are you friendly?" and it makes me smile and I say yes, exactly like the ghost. I do get compliments about it being a good name.
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I love the name Casper so so much I believe a really really good nickname for Casper is Blue spelt like the color I think that would be the most amazing name ever Very strong and masculine If I must say So my self! Also Some people think Ghost or Casper is racist if you’re African-American or Caucasian because it sounds like something they used to call African Americans in the olden days if they try to act white per se I Disagree on that completely I do not think that the nickname ghost or name Casper is Racist at all and people who think that are silly. I think you should be able to have whatever name you want no matter what race you are or where you come from it’s all about human rights besides Casper is a real name anyways it’s Dutch I believe. Also If your name isn’t legally Casper for example well let’s just say that the name Casper doesn’t violate the technicalities of getting your name legally changed in court so technically therefore it’s Ok To get it legally changed to Casper that’s my rant for the day have a good night everyone take care.
- Famous real-life people named Casper
Casper Van Dien, American actor.
Casper Ten Boom, Dutch Underground Leader during WWII
- Casper in song, story & screen
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 bears an uncanny resemblance to Mr. Clean. His grandson Tony thinks he really IS Mr. Clean.
Casper Lomer Jr., better known as "Squirrely", the mentally challenged older brother of Floradora, Boswell, and Spiggie. While roaming around the town exploring, he comes to the Hazzick mansion, where the Hazzicks, the richest family in town, live. He spots a rose arbor that goes from the ground to a second story window, climbs it and looks in the window, where he sees Mrs. Aurelia Hazzick in the bathrub. The Hazzicks are outraged and have him committed to a mental institution, where he spends the next several years and is able to come home occasionally for week-long visits. After his mother dies, his father is lonely, and since Willoughby and Aurelia Hazzick have both passed on, his father hires a lawyer and gets Squirrely released from the institution. Squirrely lives with his father until his father passes, then is taken in by his youngest sister Spiggie and her husband Xerxes.