A male given name, an English variant of Caspar.
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Origin of Jasper
Middle English jaspre from Anglo-Norman from Latin iaspis iaspid- from Greek iaspis from Persian yašm, yašb from Arabic yašb Hebrew yāšəpe perhaps from blend of Akkadian yašpu chalcedony (sense uncertain) Akkadian ašpû jasper (perhaps of Sumerian origin)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French jaspre, a variant of jaspe (modern French jaspe), from Latin iaspis, from Ancient Greek ἴασπις (iaspis), ultimately (via an oriental language) from Persian یشپ (yašp).
From the male personal name Jasper.
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