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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Esper

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Esper is of African origin and means "Magic/enchanted/mythical".
Other origins: Arabic

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ESP +‎ -er.

  1. A person who practices the development of psychic ability.
  2. A person supposed to have paranormal abilities.

esper was also found in the following language(s): Old Provençal

Notable Persons Named Esper

Esper Esperovich Ukhtomsky was a diplomacy, courtier, poet, and diplomat. Esper was born on August 26th, 1861 in Lomonosov, Russia. He breathed his last breath on November 26th, 1921.


Esper was born on October 8th, 1870 in Saint Petersburg. He died on January 5th, 1921.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Esper

Michael Esper is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1995. Michael was born on December 1st, 1976 in New York City.


Eugenius Johann Christoph Esper is an entomologist.


George was born in 1932. He left this life on February 2nd, 2012.


Duke Esper was a baseball player. Duke was born on July 28th, 1868 in Salem, New Jersey. Duke is also known as Esper and Charles H.. He breathed his last breath on August 31st, 1910.


Jan was born in 1968.


Taylor Esper is a sports team member for the Albany BWP Highlanders.


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Popularity of Esper as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Esper U.S.
  White 82.55% 64.26%
  African American 7.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Esper

People with the last name Esper are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Esper

  • How Popular is the name Esper? Esper is the 49,167th most popular name of all time. As a last name Esper was the 21,272nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Esper have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 44 babies born with the first name Esper in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Esper? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Esper first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Esper is Wednesday, June 27th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Esper born? The highest recorded use of the first name Esper was in 1916 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Esper: Your name in reverse order is Repse. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Prees. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Esper? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,232 people with the last name Esper.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Esper? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Esper as their last name since less than 1 person in 238k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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