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What does Caesar mean?

Caesar Pronunciation of Caesar [cae-sar] as a boys' name is pronounced SEE-zer. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Caesar is "head of hair". Clan name of obscure meaning, possibly from "caesaries". The most famous bearer was Julius Caesar (104-44 BC). Due to his fame and power, Caesar then became the title of the Roman emperors with the meaning "ruler", and led to Russian Tsar (see Czar) and German Kaiser. Saint Caesarius (fourth century) was physician to two emperors.

Associated with: clan (surname), power, roman, saint.


Caesar has 9 variants: Caezar, Casar, Cesar, Cesare, Cesaro, Cezar, Kaiser, Seasar and Sezar.

Affiliated boy names: King and Tsar.

1 feminine form: Cesarina.

Creative forms:
(male) Chesar, Cosar, ..

(female) Caeia, Caelar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Caesar Corbyn (C.C.), ..

How popular is Caesar?

Caesar is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#9348 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Caesar reached its top position of #918 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is presently at #1699. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caesar name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caesar outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. King (#163 a year ago), Cesar (#280) and Kaiser (#1277) are the prominent related forms of Caesar (#1699 a year ago) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Caesar is common among parents today (adoption of 0.2%). King is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Caesar, Cesar, Kaiser, King in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caesar and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Barbar, Cadan, Cadfan, Cadman, Cadmar, Caedan, Caelan, Caeo, Caetano, Cahan, Calder, Callan, Cannan, Caolan, Carman, Carsan, Carsen, Carson, Carter, Carver, Casey, Casmir, Cason, Caspar, Casper, Cass, Cassian, Caster, Castor, Cathal, Cathan, Cesario, Chesly, Chesny, Chess, Cheval, Chezare, Claes, Cleary, Damar, Danar, Davar, Fajar, Farrar, Garpar (see Gaspard), Gaspar, Hadar, Halvar, Haydar, Jabar, Jafar, Jaffar, Jaspar, Jayar, Jemar, Kadar, Kaspar, Lamar, Lavar, Lazear, Lemar, Makar, Palmar, Qadar, Ragnar, Raynar, Sacar (see Sachar), Sachar, Segar, Spear, Trevar, Yaar, Yakar, Zafar and Zaphar. These names tend to be more frequently used than Caesar.

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