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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A city of east central Wyoming on the North Platte river
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  1. A male given name, an occasional variant of Caspar.
  2. (offensive, slang) A white person
  3. A city in Wyoming
  4. A mountain in Wyoming

Casper was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Casper

Casper Van Dien is an actor. His career lasted from 1984 to 1984. Casper was given the name Casper Robert Van Dien, Jr. on December 18th, 1968 in Milton, Florida, U.S.

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Casper Crump is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2004. Casper was given the name Casper Frederik Crump on July 11th, 1977.

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Casper was born on December 22nd, 1998 in Oslo, Norway.

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Casper was born on December 7th, 1876 in Christiansted, St. Croix, Danish West Indies. He left this life on April 5th, 1944.

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Casper Ware is a basketball player for the Tianjin Ronggang, A.S. Junior Pallacanestro Casale, Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna, Philadelphia 76ers, and EWE Baskets Oldenburg in the Chinese Basketball Association. He was most active from 2012 to present. Casper was born on January 17th, 1990 in Cerritos, California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Casper

Billy Casper is a golf player.

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Dave Casper is a football player for the Oakland Raiders, History of the Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, and History of the Los Angeles Raiders. Dave was born on February 2nd, 1952 in Bemidji, Minnesota.

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Casper is a rap rock, indie rock, hip hop music, alternative rock, punk rock, hardcore punk, and metalcore rapping and singing. He plays Vocals. His ongoing career started in 2003. Casper was given the name Benjamin Griffey on September 25th, 1982 in Extertal. Casper is also known as Griffey and Benjamin.

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Gerhard Casper is an office holder. Gerhard was born on December 25th, 1937 in Hamburg.

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Linda Ty Casper is a filipino writer. Linda was born in 1931 in Malabon.

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Chris Casper is a soccer player for the Manchester United F.C., A.F.C. Bournemouth, Swindon Town F.C., Reading F.C., England national under-18 football team, and England national under-21 football team. Chris was born on April 28th, 1975 in Burnley, Lancashire, England.

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How popular is the baby name Casper in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 15 0 15
1881 15 0 15
1882 25 0 25
1883 16 0 16
1884 14 0 14
1885 22 0 22
1886 22 0 22
1887 11 0 11
1888 25 0 25
1889 28 0 28
1890 14 0 14
1891 20 0 20
1892 20 0 20
1893 16 0 16
1894 20 0 20
1895 14 0 14
1896 23 0 23
1897 17 0 17
1898 20 0 20
1899 16 0 16
1900 14 0 14
1901 11 0 11
1902 16 0 16
1903 7 0 7
1904 14 0 14
1905 16 0 16
1906 12 0 12
1907 21 0 21
1908 15 0 15
1909 18 0 18
1910 14 0 14
1911 24 0 24
1912 55 0 55
1913 57 0 57
1914 72 0 72
1915 108 0 108
1916 80 0 80
1917 107 0 107
1918 86 0 86
1919 113 0 113
1920 85 0 85
1921 80 0 80
1922 86 0 86
1923 93 0 93
1924 88 0 88
1925 80 0 80
1926 54 0 54
1927 76 0 76
1928 54 0 54
1929 66 0 66
1930 58 0 58
1931 49 0 49
1932 52 0 52
1933 42 0 42
1934 29 0 29
1935 40 0 40
1936 36 0 36
1937 39 0 39
1938 35 0 35
1939 40 0 40
1940 30 0 30
1941 35 0 35
1942 29 0 29
1943 34 0 34
1944 20 0 20
1945 26 0 26
1946 22 0 22
1947 25 0 25
1948 36 0 36
1949 24 0 24
1950 21 0 21
1951 29 0 29
1952 32 0 32
1953 20 0 20
1954 35 0 35
1955 15 0 15
1956 29 0 29
1957 23 0 23
1958 23 0 23
1959 26 0 26
1960 27 0 27
1961 24 0 24
1962 8 0 8
1963 17 0 17
1964 23 0 23
1965 17 0 17
1966 10 0 10
1967 8 0 8
1968 11 0 11
1969 12 0 12
1970 8 0 8
1971 11 0 11
1972 10 0 10
1973 8 0 8
1974 15 0 15
1975 13 0 13
1976 8 0 8
1977 7 0 7
1978 15 0 15
1979 20 0 20
1980 14 0 14
1981 16 0 16
1982 10 0 10
1983 13 0 13
1984 16 0 16
1985 17 0 17
1986 14 0 14
1987 16 0 16
1988 15 0 15
1989 14 0 14
1990 21 0 21
1991 19 0 19
1992 11 0 11
1993 15 0 15
1994 11 0 11
1995 16 0 16
1996 27 0 27
1997 33 0 33
1998 37 0 37
1999 28 0 28
2000 39 0 39
2001 33 0 33
2002 41 0 41
2003 49 0 49
2004 35 0 35
2005 43 0 43
2006 46 0 46
2007 51 0 51
2008 49 0 49
2009 38 0 38
2010 52 0 52
2011 55 0 55
2012 70 0 70
2013 90 0 90
2014 86 0 86
2015 87 0 87
2016 83 0 83
2017 123 0 123

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Popularity of Casper as a first name

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Popularity of Casper as a last name

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Common last names for Casper

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Olson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Peterson
  • Becker
  • Kramer
  • Larson
  • Thompson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Casper U.S.
  White 93.14% 64.26%
  African American 2.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.42% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Casper

People with the last name Casper are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Casper

  • What name lists does Casper rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Casper? Casper is the 3,959th most popular name of all time. As a last name Casper was the 2,905th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Casper have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,654 babies born with the first name Casper in the United States. That's more than enough people named Casper to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Casper? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies.
  • When was Casper first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Casper is Wednesday, October 15th, 1862.
  • What year had the most people named Casper born? The highest recorded use of the first name Casper was in 2017 with a total of 123 babies.
  • Random Casper Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Casper is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 9 babies in California have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Casper: Your name in reverse order is Repsac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aerpsc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Casper? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,351 people with the last name Casper.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Casper? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Casper as their last name.

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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).
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