Jasper - boys name

Jasper name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Jasper name meaning:

The name Jasper is derived from the Persian word "yaspar" or "ispar," meaning "bringer of treasure" or "treasurer." It is a name that has been used for centuries and holds both historical and mythological significance. In ancient times, Jasper was known as a precious gemstone, often associated with protection, healing, and courage. It was believed to have magical properties and was highly valued.

In terms of symbolism, the name Jasper represents strength, resilience, and inner power. Boys named Jasper are often seen as confident and charismatic individuals who possess a natural ability to lead and inspire others. They are known to be hardworking, determined, and ambitious, always striving to achieve their goals. With a strong sense of justice and fairness, Jaspers are often drawn to causes that promote equality and social justice. Overall, the name Jasper carries a sense of nobility and elegance, reflecting the timeless beauty of the gemstone it is associated with.

Origin: Persian



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Overall UK ranking: 79 out of 4789

742 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (78)
  • Scotland (172)

Historical popularity of Jasper

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