The meaning of the name Jasper is Treasurer. The origin of the name Jasper is English. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Common nicknames for the name Jasper include Jasp, Jazz, and Jas. Jasper is a form of the name 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, a character from Stephanie Meyer’s book series, Twilight, is responsible for the resurgence in popularity of the name.