Jasper Name Meaning

The name Jasper is associated with many positive attributes and has a variety of meanings. It is often associated with wisdom and knowledge, as well as strength and protection. It can also represent patience, faithfulness, and dependability.

History of the Name Jasper

The name Jasper has been around since the Middle Ages and has a long and varied history. It was first recorded around the 12th century when it was used as a surname derived from the French word “gaspard,” which means “treasurer.”

The name Jasper began to gain popularity as a given name in the 15th century, when it was used in the Middle English romance “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” The name was also used in Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet” in the early 17th century.

Origins of the Name Jasper

The name Jasper is derived from the Greek name “Iaspis,” which means “treasurer.” The name is also thought to be derived from the Hebrew name “Yasaph,” which means “he will shine.”

Popularity of the Name Jasper

Jasper has been a popular name for centuries and is still a popular choice today. The name was ranked in the top 500 baby names in the United States in 2019 and is one of the most popular names in the United Kingdom. It is also popular in other countries such as Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

Final Thoughts on the Name Jasper

Jasper is a timeless name that is sure to be a hit with your little one. It is full of history, meaning, and popularity and is sure to be a classic choice for your little boy.

Infographic of Jasper name meaning, which is Meaning treasurer, Jasper is an English name that is also a gemstone.
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Jasper Name Popularity

How popular is the name Jasper? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 267 44 0.0125%
1911 238 75 0.0201%
1912 257 146 0.029%
1913 237 211 0.0372%
1914 243 271 0.0389%
1915 269 296 0.0326%
1916 266 317 0.0328%
1917 259 346 0.0346%
1918 266 363 0.0338%
1919 260 388 0.0371%
1920 286 346 0.0311%
1921 288 345 0.0301%
1922 274 387 0.0347%
1923 281 370 0.033%
1924 292 345 0.0297%
1925 289 352 0.0311%
1926 286 365 0.0332%
1927 304 324 0.0293%
1928 299 308 0.0288%
1929 317 265 0.0256%
1930 326 248 0.0237%
1931 351 209 0.0212%
1932 336 227 0.023%
1933 350 198 0.0213%
1934 342 216 0.0223%
1935 368 180 0.0185%
1936 344 210 0.0218%
1937 371 173 0.0176%
1938 393 170 0.0166%
1939 376 188 0.0185%
1940 379 185 0.0174%
1941 399 169 0.015%
1942 391 202 0.016%
1943 378 227 0.0174%
1944 438 152 0.0123%
1945 435 150 0.0123%
1946 447 161 0.0109%
1947 469 166 0.0099%
1948 441 187 0.0117%
1949 479 151 0.0094%
1950 448 175 0.0109%
1951 453 183 0.0108%
1952 481 167 0.0096%
1953 512 146 0.0082%
1954 480 184 0.0101%
1955 512 160 0.0087%
1956 545 148 0.0078%
1957 584 129 0.0067%
1958 551 149 0.0079%
1959 577 136 0.0072%
1960 574 140 0.0074%
1961 605 127 0.0067%
1962 607 119 0.0065%
1963 621 115 0.0064%
1964 676 85 0.0048%
1965 670 78 0.0048%
1966 762 49 0.0031%
1967 689 74 0.0049%
1968 744 57 0.0038%
1969 742 65 0.0042%
1970 815 56 0.0035%
1971 761 70 0.0047%
1972 805 55 0.004%
1973 800 56 0.0043%
1974 867 45 0.0035%
1975 798 63 0.0049%
1976 880 47 0.0036%
1977 779 71 0.0053%
1978 736 87 0.0065%
1979 694 104 0.0074%
1980 712 102 0.007%
1981 643 127 0.0086%
1982 789 81 0.0054%
1983 681 107 0.0073%
1984 734 91 0.0061%
1985 664 124 0.0082%
1986 696 118 0.0078%
1987 630 161 0.0106%
1988 605 196 0.0126%
1989 680 161 0.01%
1990 621 219 0.0132%
1991 651 199 0.0122%
1992 674 189 0.0118%
1993 695 171 0.011%
1994 754 145 0.0094%
1995 716 172 0.0114%
1996 701 179 0.012%
1997 630 221 0.0149%
1998 620 249 0.0166%
1999 644 223 0.0149%
2000 592 289 0.0189%
2001 551 342 0.0227%
2002 477 448 0.0299%
2003 521 412 0.0271%
2004 574 345 0.0226%
2005 542 401 0.0262%
2006 563 405 0.0259%
2007 465 552 0.035%
2008 448 588 0.038%
2009 335 923 0.0618%
2010 283 1,169 0.0811%
2011 279 1,235 0.0867%
2012 259 1,349 0.0947%
2013 241 1,455 0.1022%
2014 214 1,738 0.1193%
2015 211 1,852 0.1273%
2016 208 1,894 0.1314%
2017 184 2,075 0.1487%
2018 154 2,472 0.1799%
2019 136 2,766 0.2043%
2020 140 2,546 0.2%
2021 128 2,843 0.2326%
2022 127 2,890 0.2191%

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What names are variants of Jasper?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Gaspar

A variant spelling of Gaspard.

Persian

Gasper

Treasurer

Persian

Jaspar

Greek

Jesper

Greek


What names sound like Jasper?

If you like how Jasper sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Jasper.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Esbern

Godly bear

Scandinavian

Osbert

Bright god

English


What names are similar to Jasper?

Find a name that’s like Jasper, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kaspar

Persian


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Siblings of Jasper

Mamas with kids named Jasper also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kaiya

Forgiveness

Japanese

Bryson

Son of Brice

English

Sophia

Wisdom

Greek

11 Comments

  1. While being pregnant with him my pregnancy and his birth went exactly as I had hoped. I was able to receive the services I wanted, where those services didn’t exist before, it was magical. When he was born my mother, who witnessed his birth, came to our bedside and said “he’s a treasure”. It was clear to me that his name would be Jasper.

    • Kys

  2. 1. Love that it’s unique enough but still common enough
    2. Has a great meaning, bringer and keeper of treasure, not a biblical name (we are not affiliated with any religion)
    3. If we have another kid (really want a daughter), we can call her Jasmine :-).

  3. It’s a name you cannot pronounce wrong in Belgium en I think that’s very important.
    My husband chose the name and I had to get used to it, but now we love it so much! It’s a real boys name.

  4. we were having trouble naming our surprise 3rd baby. my oldest son was listing off names of rocks (because we do love and collect rocks) and he said things like amethyst, agate.. and when he said “jasper”, my husband and i looked at each other and went “HUH!” and when my husband said “what goes with that for a middle name” and i immediately said “vernon” – his grandfathers name. perfect! 🙂

    • oops, forgot to add a detail: when our oldest was listing off rock names, we were on the north shore of MN – those are all rocks you can find in lake superior at some locations. <3

  5. I absolutely love his name. It’s unique and not very common. It fits my Jasper to a T.

  6. We named Jasper after the city in Texas because all of his brothers and sister is named after city names in Texas. His middle name Ray is his daddy’s middle name!! ?

  7. My Jasper is a gem and his name is perfect for him. He is as unique as his name is.

  8. We wanted to name Jasper after my husband’s grandparents Jane and Patrick. We could not find the boy version of Jane and I did not like the name John. So, Jasper it was. I also had help from a friend.

  9. The name Jasper means GEM or a PRECIOUS STONE.
    Biblically, “Jasper” is used as one of the precious stone used in adorning the throne of God, and my boy is a vessel to be used by God.

    Mom’s this is our idea or the background and source accompanying my baby’s name “JASPER “.


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