Caspar Meaning and Origin

The name Caspar is a boy’s name meaning “treasurer” and is of Dutch origin. Dutch form of Persian Jasper. It is believed to have Persian roots, where it was originally spelled “Kaspar” or “Ghaspar.” In Persian, the name means “treasurer” or “keeper of treasure.” One of the most common associations with the name Caspar is the biblical story of the three wise men who brought gifts to the baby Jesus. In this story, one of the wise men is traditionally named Caspar (also spelled Gaspar or Jaspar). This association has led to the name Caspar being particularly popular in Christian communities. The name has also been used in Germanic cultures, where it is sometimes spelled “Kaspar” or “Kasper.”

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