It’s somewhat surprising that this very English name originated not in the land of Big Ben or Westminster Abbey but supposedly in Greece. However, with its Greek meaning unknown, parents thinking of naming their boy Jasper should welcome the Persian meaning of “treasurer.” Speaking of treasure, Jasper is also the name of an opaque quartz gemstone. And just like gemstones, Jasper is a multi-faceted name! It’s the name for one of the Magi—aka the Three Wise Men—who is said to have brought gifts to the newborn baby Jesus on Christmas Day. With such a well-rounded name, baby Jasper will have plenty of glittering paths to choose from.
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