Jasper is a name with English origins. The meaning of the name Jasper is treasurer. Common nicknames for the name Jasper include Jasp, Jazz, and Jas. Jasper is a form of Casper. It is also the name of a semi-precious stone and one of the Three Magi in the Christian Bible.
Jasper Johns was a famous artist and Jasper Packard was a 19th century U.S. representative from the state of Indiana. There are several famous people with the last name Jasper who are or were athletes, including Derrick Jasper, Ed Jasper, Hi Jasper, and Josh Jasper.
Jasper Hale from Stephanie Meyer’s book series, Twilight, is responsible for the resurgence in popularity of the name. Not surprisingly, BabyNames.com users who like the name Jasper like names that come from the movie and book series Twilight, such as Isabella, Rosalie, Emmett, and Alice.