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Casper is an old-fashioned “grandpa name” that we often associate more with a cartoon ghost than babies these days, but it's currently making a comeback. The name actually has origins that date back to the Old Testament, making it even older than you might think. We love the way it sounds with classic middle names, like Michael, James, and Thomas.

Meaning of the name Casper:

Perisan: Treasurer
Dutch: Treasurer

Origin of the name Casper:

Casper is the Dutch version of the old Persian name Jasper or Gasper. The name's origins date back to the Old Testament of the Bible, and it means “treasurer” or “person who brings treasure.”

Symbolism of the name Casper:

The baby name Casper could represent Dutch or Persian heritage. New parents may also choose the name because they see their baby boy as being symbolic of their own newfound treasure in life. Because of its association with the character Casper the Friendly Ghost, it could be symbolic of pop culture.

baby name casper

Style of the name Casper:

Classic

Gender of the name Casper:

Casper is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Casper:

KASS-per

Number of syllables in the name Casper:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Casper:

The baby name Casper evokes images of someone who is friendly and thoughtful.

Alternative spellings for the name Casper:

  • Caspar
  • Kasper
  • Kaspar

Nicknames for the name Casper:

  • Cas

Popularity of the name Casper:

According to the Social Security Administration, Casper was a top 1,000 baby name up until 1933. It was most popular in 1907 when it ranked at 514. It last ranked at number 982 in 1933.

Related names for the name Casper:

Great middle names for Casper and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Casper:

  • Casper Asbjornson (baseball player)
  • Casper Christensen (comedian)
  • Casper Ankergren (soccer player)
  • Casper Van Dien (actor)
  • Casper Wells (baseball player)

Caspers in popular culture:

  • Casper the Friendly Ghost (cartoon character)
  • Casper (character in the movie “Kids”)