Caspar is a boy’s name of Aramaic origin. This name has its roots in the ancient country of Chaldea, which existed between the tenth and sixth centuries BC before being absorbed into Babylonia. It originated as the Chaldean word gizbar, meaning “treasurer,” which later became Gasbar, then Gaspar, then Caspar. Caspar was the name given by folklore to one of the three anonymous Magi, or wise men, who attended Jesus' birth. The name spread throughout Europe and was adopted by many different languages, with variants including Gaspare, Gaspard, Kaspar, Kasper, and more. Casper is the spelling most commonly used in the US today. Though it may remind you of the friendly ghost at first, this name’s long, fascinating history makes it a worthy choice for baby.
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