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Meaning and Origin

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  1. (New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus

A name given to one of the Magi in a medieval European cult, from Biblical Hebrew גִּזְבָּר (gizbar), ultimately from Old Persian *𐎥𐎴𐏀𐎲𐎼 (*ganzabara-, “treasurer”), from Median *ganzabara-.

  1. one of the Magi.
  2. A male given name, more popular in the form Jasper.

Caspar was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Caspar

Caspar Lee is a youtuber, vlogger, comedian, actor, and video blog. His most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Caspar was given the name Caspar Richard George Lee on April 24th, 1994 in London, England.


Caspar Weinberger was a 15th United States Secretary of Defense, 10th United States Secretary of Health, Education, Welfare, 20th Director of theOffice of Management, Budget, and 42nd Chairperson of theFederal Trade Commission. His military service ended in 1945. Caspar was born on August 18th, 1917. He died on March 28th, 2006.


Caspar Zafer is an actor. He has been prominent since 1999. Caspar was born on October 28th, 1975. Caspar is also known as Zafer and Caspar.


Caspar Wessel was a in the field of mathematics. Caspar was born on June 8th, 1745 in Vestby. He passed away on March 25th, 1818.


Caspar Brötzmann is a rock music musician. He plays Electric guitar. He was most active from 1986 to present. Caspar was born on December 13th, 1962 in Wuppertal.


Sir Caspar John was a housing corporation, security commission, royal star and garter home, and richmond. His military service ended in 1963. Caspar was born on March 22nd, 1903 in London. He left this life on July 11th, 1984.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Caspar

Donald L. D. Caspar is a in the field of structural biology. Donald was born on January 8th, 1927.


Karl Caspar was a in the field of painting. Karl was born on March 13th, 1879 in Friedrichshafen. He breathed his last breath on September 21st, 1956.


Horst was born on January 20th, 1913 in Radegast. He died on December 27th, 1952.


Harry was born on November 4th, 1926. He left this life on July 1st, 1988.


Joseph was born in 1799. He died in 1847.


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Popularity of Caspar as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Caspar U.S.
  White 90.97% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Caspar

People with the last name Caspar are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Caspar

  • How Popular is the name Caspar? Caspar is the 23,107th most popular name of all time. As a last name Caspar was the 62,359th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Caspar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 268 babies born with the first name Caspar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Caspar to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Caspar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Caspar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Caspar is Friday, February 24th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Caspar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Caspar was in 2017 with a total of 20 babies.
  • Random Caspar Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Caspar is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Caspar: Your name in reverse order is Rapsac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rascap. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Caspar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 321 people with the last name Caspar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Caspar? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Caspar as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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