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What does Cass mean?

Cass Pronunciation of Cass [cass] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Cass) is pronounced kas. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cass is "man's defender". Medieval and modern short form of Cassandra. Also nickname for Casey and Cassidy.

Associated with: greek, defender, medieval, modern.


Cass has 2 variants: Cassie and Cassy.

Affiliated girl names: Catherine and Katherine.

49 more related forms via Casey, Cassandra, Cassidy: Cacey, Caci, Cacia, Cacie, Cacy, Caisee, Caisey, Caisi, Caisie, Cas, Cascy, Casee, Casen, Casey, Casi, Casidy, Casie, Cassadi, Cassady, Casse, Cassee, Cassey, Cassi, Cassidi, Cassity, Cassye, Casy, Cayce, Cayci, Cayse, Caysee, Caysey, Caysi, Caysie, Cazzi, Kace, Kaci, Kacy, Kasci, Kasee, Kasey, Kasi, Kasie, Kassi, Kassie, Kassy, Kayse, Kaysi and Kaysy.

Creative forms:
(female) Cess, Coss, ..

(male) Cacas, Caco, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cass Sunny (C.S.), ..

How popular is Cass?

Cass is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#4261 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Casey (#814 via latest list), Casie, Cassandra (#511), Cassey, Cassi, Cassidy (#257), Cassie (#1264), Cassy, Catherine (#179), Kaci (#1573), Kacy, Kasey (#1092), Kasi, Kasie, Kassi, Kassie and Katherine (#84) are the prominent related forms of Cass (unlisted). These forms of Cass reached the peak of their popularity 2 decades ago (average #833) and are now significantly less conventional (#1398, 72% less usage), with versions such as Katherine becoming less stylish. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Casey, Casie, Cassandra, Cassey, Cassi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cassidy, Cassie, Cassy, Catherine, Kaci in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kacy, Kasey, Kasi, Kasie, Kassi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kassie, Katherine in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Casey, Cassandra, Cassidy, Catherine, Kasey, Katherine outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cass is pronounced similarly to Kas, Kass and Kasse. Other suggested similar names are Bess, Cade, Cadi, Cady, Cai, Cain, Cait, Cal, Cala, Cali, Cam, Cama, Cami, Cara, Caress, Cari, Caris, Caro, Cary, Carys, Casha, Casia, Cason, Cassia, Cat, Cate, Cath, Cati, Cato, Caty, Cay, Caye, Chassy, Cis, Cissi, Cissy, Cris, Ess, Jess, Joss, Ross and Tess. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cass.

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