Jasper

Gender:boy

Meaning:treasurer

Origin:Persian

Pronunciation:jass per

Variations:Jaspar

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Jasper is a perfect name for those parents looking for a modern baby boy name with biblical roots.

Detailed Meaning

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.

Famous People With This Name

Jasper Newton Daniels, known as Jack, is the founder of the whiskey brand, Jack Daniels. Jasper Johns is an American painter known for his pop art work. Jasper Carrott OBE is an English actor and comedian.

Possible Nicknames

Possible nicknames include Jas or Jaz.

Related Names

Jasper can also be spelt Jaspar.

Stories Featuring This Name

Jasper Badun is a character from the popular Disney film, “One Hundred and One Dalmatians.” Jasper Beardly is a fictional character on the long running animated show, “The Simpsons. Jasper Bloom is a character from the film, “The Holiday.”

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