Of Persian origin.

Means “treasurer” in Persian.

It was the name of one of the three wise men who visited newborn Jesus.

Caspar (or Gaspar, Kaspar) along with Melchior and Balthasar, mentioned as “Magi” in Bible’s Gospel of Matthew, are considered Saints by the Catholic Church.

Jasper is also a gemstone, an impure variety of silica, usually red, brown, green or yellow.

Alternative forms of the name are: Casper, Cas, Kasper, Gaspar, Jesper, Kacper, Gazsi, Gasparo, Gaspare, Kaspars.

Famous bearers are Jasper Johns, Jasper Conran, Jasper Fforde, Jasper Cillessen, Jasper Pääkkönen, Jasper Carrott.