Jasper

Gender:boy

Meaning:treasurer

Origin:Persian

Pronunciation:jass per

Variations:Casper

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Jasper is the modern English form of the name used by one of the three wise men (or Magi) who brought gifts to Jesus Christ at his birth. While the name does not appear in the Bible, it was first cited in Medieval tradition. The name is Persian in origin, and has the meaning ‘treasurer’, aligning with the connection to the three Magi.

In Victorian times, the name was commonly used in pantomime for the villain or antagonist. Well-known bearers of the name Jasper include comedian Jasper Carrott and clothing designer Jasper Conran.

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