It’s somewhat surprising that this very English name originated not in the world of Big Ben or Westminster Abbey but in Greece. Though its Greek meaning is unknown, parents thinking of naming their boy Jasper should welcome the Persian meaning: “treasurer.” Perhaps a career path for baby to follow? Jasper is also the name of an opaque quartz gemstone and one of the Magi (aka the Three Wise Men) who brought gifts to newborn baby Jesus on Christmas Day. Though it has never been a blazing-hot name in the US, it has maintained a position on naming charts for more than 100 years.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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