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Meaning and name origin

Caesar \ca(e)-sar\ as a boy's 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.


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

For more information, see also related boy names King and Tsar.

There is 1 feminine form of Caesar: Cesarina.


Caesar is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6450 out of 88799, Top 7%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Caesar for boys (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Caesar name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Caesar and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are King (#175), Cesar (#279) and Caesar. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of King, Cesar, Caesar in U.S.

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